July, 2016 (Dix Hills, NY) – On Friday July 8th, 2016, the League of YES in association with Hank’s Yanks and Matt Guiliano’s Play Like A Pro will present a non-competitive exhibition baseball game with players with special needs.
For the past year, 28 players from The League of YES have been training hard with Hank’s Yanks baseball organization and trainers from Matt Guiliano’s Play Like A Pro. The players are eager to show off their skills as true baseball players and show all their fans there are no limits to what they can accomplish. As a special treat, the players will get to experience the thrill of playing under the lights for a crowd of family, friends and baseball fans alike.
The League of YES Skills Program is now in its third year and the progress has been impressive. The growth in each player’s ability, agility, confidence and basic baseball skills has been nothing short of amazing. The families are thrilled, the players are engaged, they all look forward to playing each week and they have also brought the joy of the game back to the trainers. Now it’s time for the players to show off what they have learned so far on a much bigger field, with a bigger crowd and under the bright stadium lights. It is their time to shine. It will be more than just baseball; It is also an opportunity for everyone to recognize the hard work of a number of people that have helped make this happen and to help the players grow.
The event will be held from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at SUNY Farmingdale’s baseball stadium at 2350 Broadhollow Road in Farmingdale. There will be activities sponsored by Event Kings, a team photographer, baseball cards and trophies for the players. Come experience what the game of baseball is really about and how it is helping these players grow as individuals.
More About The League of Yes:
The League of YES www.leagueofyes.com is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides players of all ages with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. YES stands for where “You Experience Success” and players are able to experience the joy of America’s pastime in a judgement-free area.
More About Hank’s Yanks:
Hank’s Yanks www.hanksyanks.org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports baseball activities as well as community outreach work for its outstanding young athletes. Founded by Ray Negron and sponsored by Hank Steinbrenner, Hank’s Yanks was created to give kids from all walks of life a chance to play baseball.
More About Play Like a Pro:
Play Like A Pro www.playlikeaprobaseball.com is New York’s premier indoor baseball & softball training facility dedicated to meeting the needs of players of all ages and abilities. Owner and Head Trainer Matt Guiliano played with the Phillies, Blue Jays, and Brewers organizations as well as the Long Island Ducks.
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