MLB All-Star Granderson looks forward to fitness sports clinic in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – In just a few short days, three-time Major League Baseball All-Star Curtis Granderson will be at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau for a fitness sports clinic.

Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., the field will be flooded with youth between the ages of 7 and 17 engaging in all sorts of physical activities.

“I really like dealing with the kids from high school down because I feel like there’s a lot of influence, both positive and negative, that can happen there,” Granderson said. “Even in a matter of a two-hour camp, if you can leave and go, ‘Wow, that was fun,’ then I feel like that was a successful camp. I don’t plan on anyone going out and saying, ‘I’m going to be the next Major League Baseball player,’ but if they go out there and say, ‘That was fun, I can’t wait to do that again,’ then that’s a success.”

The camp is hosted by PORCH Initiative, an organization that aims to revitalize South Cape.

“Having the opportunity to put together this clinic for the community, kids who are very similar to the ones I have interacted with in all the Major League cities I’ve played in, including my hometown, it was just a perfect fit,” Granderson said.

The clinic will come at no cost to the participants or their families.

“You never want to have the reason I can’t do something be because of a cost,” Granderson said. “That’s why with this camp and clinic, sometimes being outside is going to be an option for you, and of course PORCH provides those different ways for all those individuals in the community which is great.”

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