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Yard Goats Launch Young Ambassadors Program

October 25, 2017 - Eastern League (EL) - Hartford Yard Goats News Release

Hartford, Conn- The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced that it has launched a leadership program for Hartford teenagers. The Hartford Yard Goats Young Ambassadors Program is an exciting new after school initiative designed to empower high school age teenagers and help them prepare for a successful future. The program, a partnership between the Yard Goats and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, begins on November 14 and runs through March 31.

The program will take place in the Aetna Community Center at Dunkin' Donuts Park. A stipend will be awarded to ambassadors who complete the program in full. Applications are now available for Hartford teenagers (ages 14-18) by visiting the website www.yardgoatsbaseball.com or contacting Julie Dube, Director of Program Services, for Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford at 860-913-6108 (jdube@bgchartford.org).

The Hartford Yard Goats Young Ambassadors Program will serve to educate teenagers on college opportunities, career readiness, leadership values, community service, money management and public speaking. The program will also provide off site experiences such as college tours and job shadowing. The HYGYAP will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-7PM. The deadline for all applicants is November 6.

"We are thrilled to launch our Youth Ambassadors Program" Yard Goats Director of Community Partnership Tiffany Young said. "This program will not only establish the Aetna Community Center as the front porch of the Hartford Community but serve as a foundation to help build the future leaders of our great city."

The Yard Goats opened the Aetna Community Center at Dunkin' Donuts Park on August 22 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony with city leaders, sponsors and team management. The Yard Goats are currently hosting a Theatre Arts Program, and are working on several other initiatives with community organizations to take place in the Community Center.

The Yard Goats open the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5 at Dunkin' Donuts Park (7:05 PM) against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate). 2018 season tickets and hospitality options are now on sale by calling 860-246-GOAT (4628), by visiting online at www.yardgoatsbaseball.com, or in person at the Click It or Ticket Box Office at Dunkin' Donuts Park.

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