GIVING YOUTH PLAYERS A SHOT A BAT
The Players Alliance believes investing in youths is the way to keep our mission evergreen.That’s why we launched our Players Alliance Youth Clinic Series at MLB All-Star Denver, and kicked off our cross-country tour to provide equipment and skills programs to Black communities in need across the US. Several current and former MLB players hosted a youth clinic at All-Star at the historic Sonny Lawson Field in Denver, providing baseball gear and introducing our game to a group of deserving kids in the surrounding areas. Built in 1888, Sonny Lawson Field has played host to generations of Black baseball, including the Colorado Black Diamonds, the Denver White Elephants, and scores of Negro Leagues teams and players. The Players Alliance honored the legacies of those trailblazers who came before by hosting this event to support the next generation of Black ballplayers.