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Seattle, WA – With the Major League Baseball lockout entering its 37th day, the San Diego Padres’ Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Blake Snell is making the most of his time in the off-season to give back to the youth of his hometown in Seattle. Partnering with him is legendary Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach Kevin Long to give aspiring young baseball players unparalleled instruction and the chance to make it to the big leagues, just like Blake.
Players attending the camp will learn professional-level tips and tricks, watch demonstrations, and participate in a question & answer session with Blake Snell and Coach Long. Each player will then have the opportunity to take a photo with the pros.
Helping to educate the next generation of baseball players comes naturally to Blake Snell. As a franchise partner with Scholars, the award-winning tutoring system, Blake is already committed to providing cutting-edge educational support to students of all backgrounds.
Scholars is proud to sponsor this event, presented by Showcase Sports NW, a premier baseball training facility located in Shoreline, WA. More details and registration information can be found at https://www.showcasesportsnw.com/camps
“This camp is an opportunity for me to pass along some of the lessons I have been fortunate to learn. Hopefully this weekend will inspire the next great ball player from the Pacific Northwest.” – Blake Snell
About Blake Snell:
Blake Ashton Snell (born December 4, 1992), nicknamed “Snellzilla”, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 and won the Cy Young Award in the American League (AL) in 2018, when he was an All-Star and led the league in both wins and earned run average (ERA).
Snell attended Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Washington, and he committed to the University of Washington. In high school, he trained at a facility owned by his father, a former minor league baseball player. In his senior season, Snell recorded a 9–0 win-loss record, a 1.00 ERA with 128 strikeouts in over 63 innings pitched.
The Tampa Bay Rays selected Snell in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
About Kevin Long:
Kevin is the a veteran professional Hitting Coach. The 2022 season will mark his 34th consecutive in professional baseball.
He comes via the University of Arizona where he was a College World Series Champion in 1986. After a storied college career, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st round. Kevin played 8 years in the Minor Leagues for the Royals and coached an additional 7 years in their farm system.
Kevin has coached 16 Silver Slugger award winners, an MVP, and a batting title winner. He is excited to join Blake Snell and share his baseball knowledge with the next generation of ballplayers.
About Scholars Education
Founded in 1999, Scholars Education is a leading tutoring and supplementary education service that offers research-driven proprietary programs in all subjects for students from Kindergarten to High School. Scholars Education’s focus is developing analytical and thinking skills, so students become self-aware, real-world thinkers who can take the skills they learn far beyond the classroom.