Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber is holding a youth baseball camp this summer. We caught up with a camp representative to learn more.
The Cleveland Indians genuinely feature a roster filled with great individuals.
From Mr. Smile to the man who rarely smiles, the team is always giving back. Corey Kluber is continuing that trend this summer by holding a youth baseball camp in Mentor, Ohio. More info on the camp can be found here. It takes place on June 21.
We spoke with Hallie Kantor, who is a representative with ProCamps, to learn more about this event.
1. What is the overall mission of the camps put on by your organization?
HK: Our goal is to provide a fun experience and to give kids the opportunity to interact with their favorite professional athlete in a positive and safe environment.
2. Why was Corey Kluber specifically chosen for the camp in Northeast Ohio?
HK: Corey’s accomplishment speak for themselves. He is a two-time Cy-Young winner, a two-time All-Star and most importantly, he is a great role model.
3. What can campers expect throughout the day during this camp?
HK: We separate campers by age and put them in teams of around ten campers. Each team will have its own coach (camp is staffed by local high school and college coaches). The first portion of camp will be fundamental drill stations, and the second portion of camp consists of games.
Corey will rotate around to each of the groups and interact with the campers, either jumping in a drill station or game. There will also be a few demos scattered throughout the camp. All campers will get a souvenir autograph from Corey, a team photo with Corey and an official camp t-shirt.
4. What sets this camp apart from other ones out there?
HK: The biggest thing is that this isn’t just an appearance for Corey. It is his camp. He’ll be there the whole time. We pride ourselves on providing our campers with the experience of a lifetime and are really looking forward to helping Corey provide that to his campers.
5. What is some advice you would give campers as they prepare for this big day?
HK: Bring a positive attitude, be ready to work hard, and most importantly, have fun!