It was one of those invitations that I RSVP’d ASAP and then stepped away from the computer to find the boys. We were invited to the Youth Ballpark next to the Ballpark in Arlington by Coca-Cola for the inaugural Live Positively “Get the Ball Rolling” Youth Clinic with Texas Rangers Legend Rusty Greer. live positively a day of baseballThey were also sending us to the baseball game after the clinic. Whoo hoo. We were attending the baseball clinic with The Boys & Girls Club of Arlington.   Each kid had glove in hand and despite the Texas heat, was ready to play ball. live positively boys and girls club groupThey split the kids into groups and rotated through several learning stations.   My boys’ favorite area was the pitching clinic. live positively pitching clinic{That is Rusty Greer kneeling on the right}.   The kids were taught tricks and techniques and each got plenty of time to practice. pitching collage from live positively eventRyan participated 100% and would have stayed for several more hours if anyone still had energy.   I haven’t seen him this excited about something in a long time. live positively exhaustionReid and Rhett hung in there for awhile and then collapsed and demanded more Powerade. rusty greer and the boys from live positivelyRusty Greer is just about the nicest person we have met.   At the end of the clinic, he fielded questions from the kids and patiently answered everything from “What was your best play?” to “Can you do anything besides baseball?”.   I begged for a picture and he was sweet to say yes. The Live Positively Program promotes a healthy balance for youth.   They are supporting education through scholarships, support for national active, healthy lifestyle programs and the popular My Coke Rewards for schools program.   Coca-Cola sponsors Triple Play ”Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National after-school program.   Triple Play educates kids on proper nutrition, exercise and teamwork, helping them make positive food choices and develop a healthy sense of self-reliance. After all the fun, we walked over the the Ballpark for the game. We were THRILLED to be sitting on row 10.   Yep, I took this picture from my seat {along with 100s of others}. murphy at batThe Rangers didn’t win, but we had an amazing view. fireworks at the ballparkThanks Coca-Cola for a positively wonderful day.

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