Rodriguez, Who Attended Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade as a Child, Hosting Visits
at Nationwide Boys & Girls Clubs Across the County as Part of Season-Long Program
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees All-Star and fourth on baseball’s all-time home run list, will host an interactive baseball clinic at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade as a part of his season-long program of visits to Clubs across the nation. Approximately 50 children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will attend the clinics.
In addition, 50 children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Clubs were selected to be Rodriguez’s guests at the June 15 Marlins vs. Yankees game at Marlins Park. They will have the opportunity to meet with Rodriguez before the game. Participants were selected based off of good behavior and conduct. Also on this evening, Rodriguez is hosting 10 Florida International University students who are the recipients of his Alex Rodriguez All-Stars in Education Scholars scholarships at the game.
During the current baseball season, Rodriguez has hosted Boys & Girls Clubs members at away games in locations from Seattle to Kansas City to Detroit, as well as visited Boys & Girls Clubs in these cities.
As a child, Rodriguez attended Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club, where he participated in its baseball program. He flourished at the Club, remaining a member until the day he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. He has been a supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade since he signed his first professional baseball contract in 1993.
Interactive Clinic: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Hank Kline Club
2805 SW 32 Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.