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WATCH: Kurt Suzuki Clinic ‘Gives Back’ to Baseball Community

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Iron Maehara baseball stadium hosted over 100 budding young athletes on Saturday morning for the 9th annual Kurt Suzuki/All Pono baseball clinic.

The event followed a ceremony on Friday in which Mayor Michael Victorino proclaimed Jan. 17 “Kurt Suzuki Day” throughout Maui County in honor of the Valley Isle’s second World Series champion.

Humbled by the support he has received from the Maui Community throughout his career, Suzuki said the clinic is one way he tries to “give back.”

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“It’s just to have fun. It’s to learn the fundamentals of the game…but also at the same time it’s to have fun and enjoy the game and just remember, that it’s just a game,” Suzuki said while describing the goal of the tournament.

A partnership between the Kurt Suzuki Family Foundation and the All Pono Foundation, the clinic aims to teach Maui youth lessons that are valuable both on and off the field.

“We’re teaching these kids about life, too,” Suzuki added. “How to be good people, how to do the right things. These kids are special kids that have their whole life ahead of them.”

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Click here for more information on the Kurt Suzuki Family Foundation.

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