Youth Baseball/Softball Clinic with Former Major League Baseball Stars at Daniel J. Flynn Memorial Park
Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim and New York State Senator Mario R. Mattera have teamed up for the second year in a row to present a free baseball and softball clinic for male and female youths at Daniel J. Flynn Memorial Park. On Sunday, August 27th, children ages 6-18 are invited to hone their craft with former Major League Baseball stars and local school coaches. The clinic runs from 10:00 AM through 1:15 PM and includes a complimentary lunch for families, participants and guests. Last year, over 750 youth participants enrolled in the clinic, with well over 2,100 people enjoying an unforgettable day.
“I want to thank Senator Mattera and his staff, for coming up with this truly memorable idea to give to the community. This is what Flynn Memorial was created for and I think Danny would agree… It gives me a great sense of joy to facilitate the opportunity for local boys and girls to learn from baseball’s legends and our own community coaches. I’d highly encourage families to register their kids for this unbelievable occasion once registration opens at a later date.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
Major League Baseball legends will coach and inspire youth players at various stations throughout the day. The opening ceremony will pay tribute to our American heroes on the field named in honor of Daniel J. Flynn, a member of the 725th Military Police Battalion, C Company, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War. The guest of honor this year is former Congressman Lee M. Zeldin, in celebration of his public service, non-profit endeavors, and active duty in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Officer, Prosecutor and Military Magistrate.
All proceeds from the event will go towards the renovation of the Community Living Center courtyard at the Northport VA Medical Center.
Registration will be open to the public by the end of July.
Flynn Memorial Park is located at 29 Old Commack Rd. in Commack, NY 11725
About Heros 4 Our Heroes Foundation:
The day after 9/11, the Panico’s wanted to do something to aid our rescue workers, so they loaded up a mobile catering truck full of food from their market in Smithtown and drove to Ground Zero. They cooked for ten straight days at the World Trade Center site and continued to provide free meals to first responders and frontline workers for the next 21 years. Every September 11th, Heros 4 Our Heroes prepares and gives away over 3,000 heroes to firefighters, policemen and veterans. During the holidays, Heros 4 Our Heroes distributes turkey dinners on Thanksgiving and ham or turkey dinners for Christmas at the VA Medical Center. Since September 11th, 2001, the Panico’s have served as an inspiration to the people of Smithtown by serving thousands of complimentary meals to frontline workers at hospitals, nursing homes, veterans facilities and dozens of other entities, in honor of the thousands of heroes who serve us every day.