8/30/2013 12:29 P.M. ET
Rockies Team Up For Rockies Fantasy Camp for Kids
Todd Helton, Matt Belisle, Jeff Francis and Bench Coach Tom Runnels to participate
By / MLB.com
WHO: Current Rockies coaches and players, including Tom Runnels, Todd Helton, Matt Belisle and Jeff Francis (players and coaches subject to change).
WHAT: The Colorado Rockies will help teach kids from Special Olympics Colorado the essential baseball skills. They'll also improve on their hitting, fielding, throwing and catching skills through a series of training stations.
WHEN: Saturday, August 31st at 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: Jason Jennings Adaptive Field, 9750 E. Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80235
WHY: Jeremy Flug founded Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids in 2008. After attending a Colorado Rockies Fantasy Camp for adults several years before, he decided to provide the same opportunity for young baseball fans with special needs. With the cooperation of Major League Baseball, and several participating teams, more than 750 kids and their families have been impacted in a very positive way.
Today, Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids is proud to offer a wide array of baseball activities to special needs youth ranging from six-to-17 years old. Campers will gain the confidence to get out there and take a crack at the ball through practicing hitting, fielding, catching fly balls, and more during personal instruction with the pros.
The Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Foundation - The foundation is dedicated to advancing youth sports, health, and education initiatives. For frequently asked questions please refer to the Rockies website at www.rockies.com
About Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids - Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids gives youngsters with physical challenges the opportunity to improve their baseball skills by participating in a one day clinic hosted by their major league heroes.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.