Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch Hosts Softball Skills Clinic

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Softball legend, Jennie Finch, recently hosted a softball clinic on Sunday July 13, at Major League Baseball’s T-Mobile All-Star FanFest. Finch, who retired from competition in 2010, regularly runs fundamentals camps for young softball players, but Sunday’s clinic was special, she said, because she was able to meet athletes from underserved communities. Source: Caitlin Swieca at MLB.com

Photo shows softball legend, Jennie Finch speaking with media about July 13, 2014 softball clinic.

There were no tournament games held on Sunday, but the athletes’ morning was filled with a surprise clinic from the former Olympic gold medalist. Finch was an enthusiastic leader as she jumped from group to group, occasionally jumping in on drills and throwing soft toss. At the end, she did a pitching demonstration on the mound, giving the young players a chance to see one of the sport’s all-time greats in action.

“You guys have dreams, hopefully?” Finch said, turning to the girls sitting along the basepaths. “I dreamed of being a Major Leaguer. I wanted to be a Major League Baseball pitcher. As I got older, I started realizing, ‘Wait, there’s no women in the Major Leagues? How’s this dream going to work?’ You have no idea where your dreams will take you if you believe in yourself, make the sacrifices that you need to make and work hard. Don’t let anybody tell you what you can’t do, where you can’t go.”

Watch Jennie Finch give 3 tips: load on your backside, keep your weight back and keep your hands tight.

Jennie Finch is a former American softball player who pitched for the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. She helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She is a devout Christian and speaks about her faith in God. If you would like to book Christian speakers like Jennie Finch for a speaking engagement, guest appearance or church event, contact Jennie Finch’s booking agent for appearance and speaker fees at Christian Speakers 360.

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