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West Hartford Youth Baseball League Holds Charity Catchers Clinic, Opens 2020 Registration

Participants in WHYBL's 'Catchers for a Cause.' Courtesy photo

The WHYBL ‘Catchers for a Cause’ on Jan. 11 raised funds for Foodshare.


The West Hartford Youth Baseball League (WHYBL) kicked off its 2020 off-season programs with it’s third annual “Catchers for a Cause” clinic on Saturday, Jan. 11 in their indoor baseball training facility.

The clinic was run by Ray Fagnant from the Boston Red Sox organization (Ray’s son was a player in WHYBL last season) and a team of college and high school catchers from the area. One hundred percent of all player registration fees for the clinic will benefit Foodshare.

“This is a great way to kick off our winter program schedule,” said Rob Hanawalt President of WHYBL. “We’re very lucky to have this opportunity with Ray to come work with our kids.  And, all for such a great cause.  Foodshare is such a worthy and important organization.”

Jason Jakuboski, CEO of Foodshare (also a WHYBL coach, and his son plays in the league) was also on hand to talk to the players and thank them for giving back to the community.

“Foodshare is honored to be the beneficiary of a such a terrific event,” Jakubowski said. “As I told the kids Saturday night: being a good baseball player is nice, but being a good citizen and a good neighbor is much more important. By using this event to help Foodshare, the WHYBL is instilling in our players the importance of giving back to our community … and that’s priceless.”

WHYBL’s winter program consist of weekly baseball clinics, all free for registered players, as well as special clinics, holiday camps and pop up programs for kids ages 4-6.

Registration for the 2020 spring recreational baseball season is now open to all boys and girls ages 4-12.  Click here to learn more and to register now http://www.whybaseball.com/.

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