Hillsboro, OR. (May 27, 2022) - The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) have partnered with Nike and Friends of Baseball to offer five (5) FREE youth clinics all around the Portland metro area on Saturday, June 11th in 2022. On Sunday June 12th, the Hops will have a pre-game catch on Ron
Hillsboro, OR. (May 27, 2022) - The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) have partnered with Nike and Friends of Baseball to offer five (5) FREE youth clinics all around the Portland metro area on Saturday, June 11th in 2022. On Sunday June 12th, the Hops will have a pre-game catch on Ron Tonkin Field for families from 12:00-12:30, included with admission to that game.
"Play Ball Weekend” is presented by Major League Baseball and greatly encourages MLB and MiLB teams to support the youth in their area by simply, "Playing Ball!".
The clinics are free and open for youth between 6-14. All participants must pre-register online at https://www.milb.com/hillsboro/fans/playball
The five (5) locations for the FREE clinics are:
o Glencoe High School (Hillsboro)
o Mountain View Champions Park (Beaverton)
o Fowler Middle School (Tigard)
o Parkrose High School (Portland)
o Columbia Park (Portland)
The clinics are scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with 6 elementary level stations that groups will rotate through. Hops players and coaches are scheduled to be at each site as well as staff from the Hops front office staff, Nike staff and Friends of Baseball staff.
All participants will receive:
o Nike T-shirt
o Friends of Baseball activity kit
o One (1) free Hops ticket
o Free MLB.TV/MiLB.TV subscription for the remainder of the 2022 season
o Exclusive access to virtual/in-person baseball/softball programming per MLB
o Discounts on select MLB licensed merchandise and equipment
About Hillsboro Hops:
The 2014, 2015 & 2019 Champion Hillsboro Hops are the Single-A Advanced baseball affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. The team’s season runs from April to early September. The franchise relocated to Hillsboro in 2012 and began play in 2013 in a new state-of-the-art 4,500 capacity ballpark, Ron Tonkin Field. Follow the Hops on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HillsboroHops and on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @HillsboroHops.
*About Friends of Baseball:
*Together, with our community partners, Friends of Baseball has provided $5.1 million in programming, scholarships, grants, and equipment since 2005, and served over 40,000 children. The Full Count after school and summer program has served over 1,200 youth through a baseball-inspired curriculum that includes physical recreation, academic, and socio emotional enrichment activities. We invest donations and funding from community foundations in programming, volunteer coach training, field renovation, and gear and equipment donations and distribution to ensure no child is denied the chance to play due to financial ineligibility, social exclusion, or lack of programming. We believe every child should have the opportunity and tools to swing for the fences on and off the field. Follow Friends of Baseball on Facebook att https://www.facebook.com/fobaseball, on Twitter @FOBaseball and Instagram @friendsofbaseball - https://www.friendsofbaseball.org/