HiToms partner with Novant Health to host free baseball clinic

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Through a partnership with Novant Health, the HiToms are set to host their 11th Free Baseball Clinic on Saturday at historic Finch Field.
The idea for the annual event stemmed from HiToms President Greg Suire's days in Baton Rouge, La., where a similar clinic continues to this day.
Two years into his tenure with the HiToms, Suire decided the communities of Thomasville and High Point needed such an event to keep kids involved and enthused about the sport of baseball.
“It is an important effort for us to make sure we get kids excited about baseball,” Suire said. “We love to do it because there are so many kids in our community that need that support and instruction. We are very lucky that Novant Health is able to help us to provide this for the community.”
The clinic provides youth baseball and softball players with a comprehensive instructional session throughout the course of the morning. Conducted by HiToms coaches and administration, this is a tremendous opportunity for children to receive insightful instruction in hitting, throwing, fielding and base-running. The clinic is great preparation for upcoming spring and summer teams, and it gives parents a glimpse into the teaching methods of experienced baseball personnel.
Instruction will be given by Suire, HiToms head coach Austin Love, Post 87 coach Rob Shore, HiToms assistant Elliott Childress, HiToms GM Nick Gaski, and Junior Legion coach Tripp Lockart. Former HiToms player C.J. Beatty will also be in attendance.
Players between the ages of 6-13 are welcome to attend.
To sign up for the free event visit the team website at www.hitoms.com.