NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Belmont baseball team recently gave back to the Nashville community by hosting its 19th annual Parkwood Clinics for kids involved with Parkwood Athletics to E.S. Rose Park.
At the clinic, the Bruins' players and coaches led the clinic with baseball drills, batting practices and a scrimmage with Nashville's inner city youth. Hosting these clinics since 2000, head coach Dave Jarvis sees the Parkwood Clinics as a chance to make an impact with Nashville children.
"This is a long-standing relationships we have had with Parkwood in doing these clinics for two decades," Jarvis said. "It gives our players a great opportunity to be involved with young players and give back to the game of baseball. Anytime you can do that within your own community makes for a great opportunity."
This is one of several events Belmont assisted with in its community during the offseason. In addition to hosting clinics for youth baseball players, the Bruins spent time volunteering at the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch, helping unload thousands of pumpkins at the foundation's annual event to help raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Belmont opens the 2020 campaign on Feb. 14, facing Kansas to start a three-game series at 4 p.m.