Professional baseball player in the Miami Marlins organization Anfernee Seymour hosted his first youth development clinic over the weekend at the Freedom Farm Baseball Complex.
Seymour, along with softball Olympian Natasha Watley, engaged youth in baseball drills, an educational lesson on good off-field habits and offered competitive scrimmage games.
Several other local pros also made appearances at the camp, including Lucius Fox (Rays), Jasrado Chisholm (Diamondbacks), and Dominique Collie (Diamondbacks) among others.
“I’m just grateful to all of the sponsors, Natasha, all of the guys, and everyone else that helped to make my first clinic a success,” Seymour said about the inaugural event.
“I also want to thank my agent and everyone at the MVP Sports Group that supported me. This is what it’s all about. Showing these young guys and girls what it takes if they want to make it to that next level. I had a lot of people play a hand in helping me get where I am, especially everyone at Freedom Farm. So, it’s only fitting we come back and try to pass on what we know to help these guys accomplish their dreams.”
Watley, who is of Bahamian descent and visits the country regularly, said she’s thankful to be able to reach out and help motivate Bahamian youth to achieve their full potential and build confidence through sport and teamwork.
“It’s so good to be able to get on the field and share some of what I know with these girls,” Watley said.
“It was different not being here just hanging out and vacationing, but rather getting the chance to come out and mentor a good group. I’m thankful for this opportunity. I’m also pleased to see the way the players here support each other and take the initiative to come back and help build the community. I’m definitely looking forward to doing something like this again.
Participants ranged from ages 7-17 and went home with gift bags and baseball gear.