Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina breaks his bat as he singles in a run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Washington. Nationals' Ian Desmond scored on the play. The Nationals won 2-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
For one day this week, 200 “under-served” youth in the D.C. area will take over Hoy Field at Gallaudet University and get to feel like the luckiest bunch of aspiring baseball stars on the planet.
Washington Nationals outfielders Roger Bernadina and Xavier Nady, infielders Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa and pitcher Edwin Jackson will join 200 under-served youth on Thursday for a Players Trust City Clinics event.
Lucky kids will spend the morning being coached in hitting, base running, pitching, fielding and throwing. After the event the kids will get to meet their idols, ask questions, get autographs and T-shirts and have lunch with them.
The event is the result of the efforts of the Players Trust -- a foundation created by current and former Major Leaguers with the purpose of helping those in need and encouraging individuals to get involved in their communities.
City Clinics is a grass-roots program run by the Players Trust. It was developed completely by current MLB stars in order to promote love of the game to under-served youth across the country.
For more information on the Players Trust, click here.