Free Youth baseball clinic teaches kids skills and concept of passing it on

Passing on their love for the game. That’s exactly what took place Saturday morning in Auburn as area kids were given the opportunity to learn baseball from some of the best.

It was a free youth clinic put on by "More Than A Game" and the Auburn Baseball team. The clinic itself taught youngsters how to field ground balls, bunt, hit, pitch, and catch fly balls.

Former Russell County High and Auburn star Anfernee Grier was on hand just months after being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He says this clinic is a way for guys like him to give back.

"You start as a little kid. My dad started teaching me as a young child," he said. "So to be able to come out here and give them something to learn and help them at the next level, that’s always fun."

The clinic isn’t just all about the skills though.

"The whole goal for this is to inspire kids to do more," said More Than A Game Southeast President, Tim Fanning. "In turn as they grow up in life we would hope that they have an inspiration to serve others whatever passion that may be."

The clinic was also put on by the Tim Hudson family foundation, and the Lee-Scott Academy baseball team.

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