Miami Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler, a right-hander who graduated from Stony Brook in 2008, is set to host a pair of baseball clinics called "Pitch For Relief" to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
One clinic at Stony Brook University's Joe Nathan Field will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., while the other is held the same time at Marlins Park in Miami. Koehler, 26, who is originally from New Rochelle, will donate the proceeds to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.
"Growing up in New York, it was tough seeing areas I regularly visited get destroyed," Koehler said in a statement. "Stony Brook University helped me get to where I am today on the baseball field, and I want to use that platform to give back to the community that helped raise me. It means a lot to be able to use such a wonderful facility as Joe Nathan Field as well as Marlins Park in Miami. Plus, during the holiday season, what better time to give to those in need than now?"
Players ages 9 to 18 are eligible to participate; the cost is $50 per player. Click here for the online registration form for the Joe Nathan Field event.