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World Baseball Coaches Convention

For Immediate Release
Contact Mark Leinweaver 
(941) 228-6610
 19 November, 2007

PAUL MOLITOR, ERIC WEDGE, GEORGE HORTON, 
AMANDA FREED & SUE ENQUIST HEADLINE
2008 MOHEGAN SUN WORLD BASEBALL & SOFTBALL COACHES CONVENTION

Over 25 Nationally Acclaimed Presenters to Participate this January


UNCASVILLE, CT – Hall of Famer PAUL MOLITOR, Cleveland Indians American League Manager of the year, ERIC WEDGE, National Champion Collegiate Coach and newly-named Univeristy of Oregon Coach George GEORGE HORTON and Boston Red Sox Assistant General Manager BEN CHERINGTON are four of the nearly 30 featured presenters at the 2008 Mohegan Sun World Baseball & Softball Coaches’ Convention.

    Held at the spectacular Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut from January 10 - 12, 2008, this international three-day event provides coaches access to some of the world’s top baseball & softball minds – managers, coaches, players and motivators – in settings from small breakout rooms to general lecture sessions. 

    Baseball will also feature DON SNEDDON of California's Santa Ana College, Kansas City Royals Hitting Coach MIKE BARNETT, Boston Red Sox Double A Manager ARNIE BEYELER, University of Maine Head Coach STEVE TRIMPER, Toronto Blue Jays Infielder JOHN McDONALD, Worcester Tornadoes Manager RICH GEDMAN and many more.

    Softball will be led by USA Olympic Gold Medalist and newly-named University of Virginia Coach AMANDA FREED, legendary UCLA head coach SUE ENQUIST, UMASS head coach ELAINE SORTINO, ACC Champion Virginia Tech Head Coach SCOT THOMAS and more. 

    Former speakers at the Convention include Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Cal Ripken, Jr., New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, New York Yankees legend Don Mattingly and Boston Red Sox great Dwight Evans. 

    Softball will be held only on Saturday, January 12. 

    BASEBALL pre-registration is $129 per coach ($145 at the door), which includes a free gift for all registrants. Pre-registration for students or players (14-18 years old) is $75. 

    SOFTBALL pre-registration is $100 ($110 at the door) per coach, which includes a free gift for all registrants. Pre-registration for students or players (10-18 years old) is $65. 

    Special rates are available for accommodations at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and specific area hotels to all clinic attendees for a limited time -- see the event website for all details.

    The 2008 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches' Convention is made possible through the generous support of Mohegan Sun, Hadlfield's/Russell Athletic, Rawlings, Yankee Gas, Johnny Rockets, Red Bull, America 's Game and Baseball America.

    To register or for more event information, visit www.baseballcoachesclinic.com & www.softballcoachesclinic.com or call the event office at 860.674.1500.