The Buffalo Bisons want to inspire everyone to 'Play Ball.' Whether it's developing the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field or just running as fast as you can around the bases, just getting on the diamond and playing our National Pastime brings out the future stars of the game while also providing healthy exercise and uniting friends and communities.
That's why the Bisons have once again teamed up with Major League Baseball and the Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program to be part of MLB's '2023Play Ball Weekend.' with a FREE 1-Day Clinic to give kids a great chance to learn, play and just have fun with the greatest game in the world!
What is "Play Ball Weekend?'
Play Ball Weekend will be celebrated in communities across the country. On Saturday, June 10 in Buffalo, The Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program will put on a special One-Day Youth Clinic from 10 am - 2 pm (check in at 9:00 am) at McCarthy Park at 304 E. Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14215. Open to the first 200 kids aged 5-16 (REGISTRATION OPEN), the clinic will include instruction on hitting, fielding, throwing, catching and running before a complimentary lunch is served. All participants will then be able to participate in a Home Run Derby competition. All kids also receive a complimentary ticket to the Bisons home game on Sunday, June 17 against the Syracuse Mets and a FREE Franklin Bat & Ball Set.
Saturday, June 10 | 10 AM - 2 PM
'Play Ball' Youth Clinic with Willie Hutch Jones ESP
Registration is now OPEN for first 200 kids!
Check in at 9:00 am
Instruction on Fundamentals 10a-11:30a
Complimentary Lunch 11:30a
Police/Fire/Parents Modified Game: 11:35a
HR Derby Challenge 12p
FREE Bisons Ticket -June 17 vs. Mets (6pm)
FREE Franklin Bat & Ball Set
The Play Ball Youth Clinic will be held at McCarthy Park at 304 E. Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14215
For 39 years The Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program has joined together with other organizations and foundations to use our respective networks and contacts to create a template that could be readily replicated to raise the waters in minority communities across this country, using sports as a vehicle to educate and save our youth.
We truly believe the discipline required to be competitive in baseball, softball and other teaching sports is readily transferrable to the classroom, thus preparing the next generations to raise the tide of all the boats on the water!