Thompson – On Sunday, February 24, NOW teamed up with Tri-Town American Legion Baseball to host a free indoor baseball clinic at Tourtellotte Memorial High School in Thompson. Seventy-four (74) children, ages 7 through 14, participated in the clinic, learning a variety of skills from American Legion coaches and teen athletes. The two-hour event saw participating children rotate through six skill stations, including: Throwing/Pitching, Catching, Batting, Fielding, a NOW Fitness Agility Obstacle Course, and NOW Nutrition class. The clinic is the second in a series of free 2019 events hosted by NOW designed to introduce sports and wellness activities to children in the 10-town area of Northeast Connecticut.
This was the second time NOW has held a clinic focused on baseball. The coaches with the Tri-Town American Legion Baseball were enthusiastic about the event and the turnout.
Ron Coderre, Chairman of the Tri-Town American Legion Executive Committee, commented on the clinic, “We were very pleased to participate in the Baseball Clinic and have received great feedback on the event. Our organization is passionate about the sport of baseball and we appreciate the work that NOW is doing to encourage young athletes.” American Legion Baseball is the premier U.S. amateur league for young men 13-19. Tri-Town American Legion Baseball welcomes players from Putnam, Woodstock, Thompson and Eastford to participate in the league each year.
Continuing the youth clinic series, NOW will host a Running Clinic on March 3 at Tourtellotte Memorial High School in North Grosvenordale, and a Yoga Clinic for youth at the Yoga Farm in Central Village CT on April 7, 2019. All clinics also feature a fitness and nutrition activity.
NOW is a non-profit human services organization focused on youth wellness. NOW provides children with the opportunity to participate in area wellness activities and athletics programs, offering scholarships to the youth of the community with up to 95% of the cost being subsidized by NOW. The mission of the organization is to provide ALL children, regardless of financial resources, equal opportunities to achieve & maintain youth wellness, beginning at an early age.
Registration is currently available online for the March 3 Running Clinic. For more information on NOW or to sign up for the upcoming clinic, visit: www.nowinmotion.org.