“Field of Heroes” Youth Baseball Clinic with Former Major League Baseball Stars at Daniel J. Flynn Memorial Park
Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim and New York State Senator Mario R. Mattera have teamed up to present a free baseball and softball clinic for male and female youths at Daniel J. Flynn Memorial Park. On Sunday, August 21st, children ages 6-18 are invited to hone their craft with ten former Major League Baseball stars and local school coaches. The clinic runs from 10:00 AM through 1:15 PM and includes a complimentary lunch for families, participants and guests. The Hero’s 4 Our Heroes foundation will be honored for serving our military, fire, police and medical heroes since September 11th, 2001 during the closing ceremony.
“I want to thank Senator Mattera and his staff for coming up with this truly memorable idea to give to the community. This is what Flynn Memorial was created for and I think Danny would agree… It gives me a great sense of joy to facilitate the opportunity for local boys and girls to learn from baseball’s legends and our own community coaches. Moreover, we’re honoring Donato Panico and his incredible foundation Hero’s 4 Our Heroes, who have done magnificent work helping Veterans and First Responders for two decades. I’d highly encourage families to register their kids for this unbelievable occasion.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
"I am so excited to join Supervisor Wehrheim in honoring our community heroes with a FREE baseball and softball clinic for male and female youths, aged 6-18, run by local school coaches and 10 former Major League Baseball players. At the August 21st event we will honor the Hero’s 4 Our Heroes foundation for serving complimentary meals to our military, fire, police and medical heroes, and are proud to host the clinic on a field named in honor of Daniel J. Flynn, a member of the 725th Military Police Battalion, C Company who was killed in action during the Vietnam War." - Senator Mario Mattera
Major League Baseball legends; Frank Catalanotto, Art Shamsky, Oreste Marrrero, John Doherty, Sal Agostinelli, Frank Tepedino, Fred Cambria, Adam Greenberg, and Don DeMola will coach and inspire youth players at various stations throughout the day. The first 500 registered participants will receive Rawlings MLB baseballs provided courtesy of Major League Baseball. A photo booth will be set up to create a complimentary baseball card for each participant. Lunch will be available for families and guests during the clinic. Youths will have lunch after the clinic.
To Register: Visit FieldofHeroesYouthBaseballClinic.eventbrite.com and sign up your child.
Flynn Memorial Park is located at 29 Old Commack Rd. Commack, NY 11725
About Hero’s 4 Our Heroes Foundation:
The day after 9/11, the Panico’s wanted to do something to aid our rescue workers, so they loaded up a mobile catering truck full of food from their market in Smithtown and drove to Ground Zero. They cooked for ten straight days at the World Trade Center site and continued to provide free meals to first responders and frontline workers for the next 21 years. Every September 11th, Hero’s 4 Our Heroes prepares and gives away over 3,000 heroes to firefighters, policemen and veterans. During the holidays, Hero’s 4 Our Heroes distributes turkey dinners on Thanksgiving and ham or turkey dinners for Christmas at the VA Medical Center. Since September 11th, 2001, the Panico’s have served as an inspiration to the people of Smithtown by serving thousands of complimentary meals to frontline workers at hospitals, nursing homes, veterans facilities and dozens of other entities, in honor of the thousands of heroes who serve us every day. To donate to Hero’s 4 Our Heroes, visit: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=WSD545VRJGRKJ