The Players Trust’s City Clinics program is a grass-roots campaign developed by – and featuring the active participation of – current Major Leaguers to promote the game of baseball to under-served children.
During 2014, City Clinics were held in Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Minnesota and San Diego. Also, two special City Clinics benefiting autistic youth were held at the New York Center for Autism Charter School in New York City and Nashoba Learning Center in Boston, Mass..
The City Clinics program was featured on FOX4KC (Kansas City) and Autism Speaks highlighting the events from those days.
Players from the Kansas City Royals joined children from Kansas City Kansas Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (KCK RBI) program sharing their skills, such as base running, pitching, hitting, throwing and fielding.
Players from the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays participated in the clinic in New York, sharing their skills with autistic youth from all five boroughs of the City. These City Clinics events provide the students with the opportunity to experience the joy of playing baseball – a rarity for children with autism.