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Thursday, November 20, 2003

Lincoln University Baseball and Midwest Baseball Academy Team Up To Present Instructional Youth Camps in January and February 2004
The University’s baseball team, area college and high school coaches to host camps for baseball players in grades 2 through 12. Registration deadline for the camp is December 15.

Lincoln University, PA (www.lincoln.edu)—Lincoln University baseball, an NCAA Division III intercollegiate program, has teamed up with the Midwest Baseball Academy to host instructional baseball camps for players in grades 2 through 12 (ages 6-18).

The six-week national training program will take place in Manuel Rivero Hall, the University’s main gym on January 4, 11, 18 and February 1, 15, 22, 2004. The Lincoln University/Midwest Baseball Academy camp will provide intensive instruction to participating youths in the areas of hitting and pitching at a cost of $95 per player (Hitting or pitching. Both at $190). The deadline for registration is December 15.

“Our partnership with Midwest Baseball Academy allows us to provide an affordable, nationally recognized baseball training program to the young players in the area,” said Coach Johnson, who is entering his second season as head of the Lions baseball program and site director for the camp. “The baseball camp is a continuation of our efforts to transform Lions baseball into a complete collegiate baseball program.”

According to Coach Johnson, players will have the opportunity for pre-season training specifically geared toward their age/ability level within a small group atmosphere. Coach Johnson said the player-to-coach ratio is about 5 to 1 and is supported by members of the Lincoln University baseball team. In addition to Coach Johnson’s team and the Midwest Baseball Academy staff, the advanced hitting and pitching training program will include instruction from some of the area’s top high school and college baseball coaches. For more information on the Midwest Baseball Academy, including registration, please visit www.midwestbaseballacademy.com, or by calling, toll-free, (866) MBA-HITS (866) 622-4487). For more information about the Lions baseball team and the upcoming camp, please visit www.lincoln.edu/hper/baseball/index.html. You may also contact Coach Johnson at (484) 365-8000 ext. 3384, or (215) 365-BSOX (2769)

Founded in 1854 as the nation’s first Historically Black University, Lincoln University combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society. Lincoln recently kicked off its yearlong celebration of its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary. The celebration will continue through May 2004 with an array of campus and external events, activities and announcements. For more information about Lincoln University, please visit us on the Web at www.lincoln.edu.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574; hkelly@lu.lincoln.edu

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