A FREE Playball Minnesota youth baseball / softball clinic will be held Saturday June 28 at Manthey Park Diamonds in Owatonna. It is open to boys & girls ages 6-16.

The Minnesota Twins are offering free baseball and softball clinics to youth in Owatonna, MN on Saturday June 28 at 9:00AM and 10:30AM at Manthey Park Fields (Diamonds 3 & 4) or in case of inclement weather at Christian Family Church.  Youth 1st, Owatonna Parks & Recreation, the Owatonna Huskies Bull Pen Club and the Owatonna Youth Fastpitch Softball Association will co-host the clinics.  Every participant will receive a FREE event t-shirt and a special giveaway from the Twins.  Youth 1st and many event sponsors will provide a free picnic lunch and door prize drawings after each clinic session.

Interview with Mark Arjes, of youth1st:

The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout the Upper Midwest with the opportunity to enhance their baseball and softball skills, while also hearing positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. Play ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are funded and administered by the Twins Community Fund.

Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 16 and are divided into two 60 minute sessions; the first session is for 6 to 9-year-olds and the second for 10 to 16-year-olds. Clinics focus on hitting, fielding, and throwing. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Children ages 6 to 9 years should report at 9:00AM; children ages 10 to 16 should arrive at 10:30AM.

Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to promote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region. Since the program’s inception, more than 800,000 youth have taken part in Twins clinics in the Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida.

For more information or questions - email Youth 1st Director Mark Arjes at mark.arjes@youth1st.com or call (612) 968-9192.