Free Isotopes Baseball Clinic for Kids Age 12-18

July 27, 2009 by  
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Here’s an important clinic for kids involved in any sport. Note that space for this free clinic is limited, so those interested should contact Melissa Lee of the Albuquerque Isotopes at (505) 222-4001 or by Thursday, July 30.

The Albuquerque Isotopes, in partnership with the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the New Mexico Activities Association, will be hosting “Hoot’s Chalk Talk” a free baseball clinic and information session for young people designed to spread awareness of the dangers of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) on Thursday, August 6 (2009) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Isotopes Park.

The free clinic is open to all boys and girls ages 12-18 and will feature an information session educating them about the short and long-term physical and emotional effects of PED; a clinic where participants will rotate through different stations with Isotopes players, coaches, trainers, and nutritionists; as well as a free lunch and an autograph session.  Each participant in the clinic will also get two tickets to see the ‘Topes take on the Portland Beavers later that evening.

The Taylor Hooton Foundation was established to protect the youth of America by eliminating PED use.  The foundation was formed in memory of Taylor Hooton, a 16 year-old high school athlete from Plano, Texas who took his own life on July 15, 2003 as a result of his abuse of anabolic steroids.  Late last month, Isotopes owner Ken Young donated $10,000 to the foundation.

–Elizabeth Hanes