New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge took some time away from hitting homers at a historic pace to teach the next generation of baseball players at a clinic held by ProCamps at Forest Hills High School Monday. Kids from grades 1-8 were able to learn from and play with the current MLB leader in home runs and RBI.
In addition to Judge, the clinic was also staffed by top high school and college baseball coaches. Judge and the coaches provided the kids with tips and hands-on instruction, including lectures, fundamental baseball skills stations, contests and games. In addition to learning valuable lessons and getting to meet and play baseball with one of the game’s best players, each attendee received a souvenir autograph from Judge, a clinic team photo with him and a limited-edition Aaron Judge Baseball ProCamp T-shirt.
This clinic was held as part of Judge’s ALL RISE Foundation, which focuses on activities to inspire children to become responsible citizens.
In addition to holding ProCamps, the foundation has partnered with the Yankees and #ICANHELP to support and participate in the Yankees’ Bronx Educational All-Star Day, designed to celebrate academic success, community service involvement and leadership skills of 9,000 Bronx students in grades 5-8.
As of Aug. 2, Judge leads the American League with 43 home runs, 93 RBI, 89 runs scored, a .680 slugging percentage and 261 total bases. He’s also put up a .299 batting average, .384 on-base percentage and 1.063 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). He’s currently the frontrunner for the 2022 American League Most Valuable Player Award and is on pace to break Roger Maris’ historic franchise record of 61 home runs in a single season.
Founded in 1999, ProCamps specializes in developing, managing and operating camps, appearances, brand activations and related experiences for professional athletes and coaches. The organization helps Fortune 500 brands activate and execute more than 175 events across the country, effectively delivering brand messaging to thousands of parents, kids and coaches via retail promotions, TV/radio/print, social media and on-site activations.