Group Photo

Allan M. Dorman (third from left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by elected officials, Jake's 58 representatives and former major league players before the start of the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic. Also pictured (left to right) Fred Cambria, former Pittsburgh Pirate; Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, former New York Mets; Chuck Kilroy, General Manager, Jake's 58; Peter King, U.S. Congressman; and Turk Wendell, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky, former New York Mets.

August 21, 2019

Village of Islandia Hosts 1st Annual Baseball Clinic Featuring Former Major League Players



On August 8, the Village of Islandia hosted the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic at First Responders Memorial Ball Field for children ages 6 to 15. Children had the opportunity to learn about hitting, base running, pitching, fielding and catching from former members of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets. Mr. Met also came down to provide encouragement to the children. After the clinic, children and attendees took pictures and received autographs from the players.

Food and drinks were sold at the concession stands. Jake’s 58 and Delaware North donated the sales proceeds to benefit the USO.

The clinic was sponsored by Jake's 58. Delaware North, which operates video lottery terminals, donated $1.5 million toward the construction of the ball field, which was completed in 2018.

For more information, call 631-348-1133, or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

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