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Play with the Pros

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Come out and meet the Pros!


On February 8th, RISE Baseball Academy will be hosting four, two-hour camp sessions run by former UVA baseball standouts and current professional players.  The ‘pros’ will work personally with campers to improve in all facets of their game, help them get an idea of what it takes to play at the next level, and share in a day full of fun.

The list of players that will be helping throughout every session include, but are not limited to, Tyler Wilson, Will Roberts, Jarrett Parker, David Coleman, Steven Proscia, Scott Silverstein, Kenny Swab, and more.

A Richmond native and current Baltimore Orioles Right Handed Pitcher, Wilson won Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award while at UVA, given to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in college baseball.

A Maggie Walker Governor’s School grad, Will Roberts, pitched only the 8th perfect game in NCAA baseball history and is now working his way through the Cleveland Indians system.

In 2013, former UVA All-American Jarrett Parker set the Richmond Flying Squirrels single season record for home run. Jarrett is in the San Francisco Giants organization.

Former UVA standout third basemen, Steven Proscia now plays in the Seattle Mariners organization and is currently at the AA level for the Jackson Generals.

After being named an All American and top recruit in the 2008 high school class, Scott Silverstein had an illustrious career dawning the Cavalier uniform. Drafted in 2013, Scott is now pitching in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

After an impressive career as a catcher and outfielder in the orange and blue Kenny Swab spent two season playing the same position with the Kansas City Royals. With a special arm, Kenny has opted to take his talents to the mound for the remainder of his career. Pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.

Other current professional players in attendance include:

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Chris Taylor (Seattle Mainers), Phil Gosselin (Atlanta Braves), and Reed Gragnani (Boston Red Sox)

Former UVA standouts attendance Include:

David Coleman had one of the best senior seasons in UVA baseball history, earning All-ACC honors en route to leading the ‘Hoos to their second College World Series in three years, and  John Barr (All-ACC).

With four consecutive sessions scheduled from noon to 8 pm, campers are encouraged to participate in as many sessions they wish.

All proceeds will go to the Cindy Coleman ALS Fund. If you are unable to attend the session below and would like to make a donation, send an email to playwiththepros2014@gmail.com:

Saturday February 8th, 2014

1st Session 12:00-2:00

2nd Session 2:00-4:00

3rd Session 4:00-6:00

4th Session 6:00-8:00

Location: RISE BASEBALL 2300 Oak Lake BLVD Midlothian Va, 23112

Participants must be between the ages of 8 and 18. Cost Per Player/Per Session is $100 and includes a chance for autographs during the end of each session. So bring your bats, balls, baseball cards and more for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Limited space available so please contact us today at playwiththepros2014@gmail.com.

Register at Play with the Pros  or stop by RISE Baseball at 2300 Oak Lake Blvd Midlothian Virginia 23112 on Thursday January 23rd between the hours of 5:00-8:00 or Thursday January 30th between the hours of 5:00-8:00 to register for the camp. Please bring cash or check only. Please make checks payable to The Cindy Coleman ALS Fund.

Any questions regarding camp, feel free to email us at playwiththepros2014@gmail.com.