Kincardine, Clinton minor baseball camps return in July
February 27, 2023
Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb is pleased to announce the sixth annual Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp, and the ninth annual Clinton Minor Baseball Camp are scheduled to return is July to offer local youth affordable, valuable baseball instruction.
Back to headline the baseball camps this year, is former Kansas City Royal, Willie Wilson. This is the third time Wilson will visit Huron-Bruce to instruct the baseball camps organized by Lobb.
Wilson is a former professional baseball player whose career spanned 19 years in major league baseball for the Royals, the Oakland Athletics, and the Chicago Cubs. He was an outfielder, known for his speed and ability as an effective lead-off hitter. Wilson’s career total of 668 stolen basis currently ranks him in 12th place all-time among major leaguers.
He is a two-time all-star in 1982 and 1983, World Series Champion in 1985, Gold Glove award in 1980, a two-time silver slugger award 1980,1982, AL batting champion 1982, AL stolen-base leader 1979, and was inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.
In 1980, he led the league in hits, runs scored, triples and singles, and finished second in steals with 79. He won both the gold glove and silver slugger awards and was fourth in the AL MVP voting, his best finish.
The annual summer camps for local youth started when Lobb noticed that baseball was making a come-back in Huron-Bruce. Having grown up playing baseball in Clinton and having played throughout his time at university, Lobb was, and still is, passionate about fostering its growth among local youth, and encouraging their skills development and leadership.
In 2012, he hosted the inaugural Clinton Minor Baseball Camp. Every year, he has been able to secure community sponsors to make the camp affordable so that all players who wish to participate have the opportunity to do so.
“I am excited to share my passion for a great sport with the youth in Huron-Bruce again this year with an accessible and impactful two-day camp,” said Lobb. “These camps are only possible with the generous support of local sponsors, minor baseball associations and the community.”
This year’s camps will run July 12-13 at Connaught Park in Kincardine, and July 10-11 at the Clinton Community Ball Park. The camps are open to boys and girls, ages seven to 15, and the cost for the two-day camps is just $75.
For more information and to register, visit www.kincardineminorbaseballcamp.ca or www.clintonminorbaseballcamp.ca. Space is limited and the camps sell out each year, so interested participants are encouraged to register soon.
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