More Than A Game Gives Back to Phenix City, Alabama
THE BASEBALL FIELDS AT MEADOWLANE PARK ARE IN FULL USE THIS DECEMBER FOR FREE CLINICS
Just 5 short years “More Than A Game” was born. The organization was culminated by the idea that baseball gives back in a more meaningful way.
“I was able to travel to South America with Athletes in Action and it just kind of inspired me. I wanted to show athletes the impact they can have on communities beyond just playing baseball,” says More Than A Game founder Marshall Murray.
This past June in Phenix City, Alabama, “More Than A Game” began working on refurbishing the fields at Meadowlane Park. Now they get to put them to full use this December for free clinics to youths in the area.
“It really makes you feel good, not only the work that we did but that it is actually being taken care of and utilized by the community,” says More Than A Game president and Glenwood Athletic Director Tim Fanning.
“When I got on Instagram and was posting the flyer everybody was excited that we were actually doing something out here because for the longest the fields were just here and nobody had been using them so they are excited about it,” says former Auburn baseball player and current Minor League Baseball player Anfernee Grier.
Kids ages 6 to 12 are encouraged to come out to learn the fundamentals of baseball from former and current professional players but most importantly to have fun.
“We are just trying to let kids know to come on. We want everybody to be apart of this whether it be just for fun or just trying to help them get to the next level whether it be high school, college, pro ball, or just chasing their dreams down and letting them know that it is possible,” says former Minor League Baseball player Casey Rasmus.