Dozens of DeKalb County School District baseball players participated in a free baseball and life skills instruction from former Major League Baseball player Marquis Grissom in an event sponsored by Jet Sports Agency and the DeKalb County Schools Athletic Department at Redan High School recently.
The day began with on the field instruction and training from several current and future Major League Baseball players.
MLB 2021 All-Star Matt Olsen (Oakland Athletics) along with Anthony Alford (Pittsburgh Pirates), Tyler Kreiger (Chicago White Sox), Ti Quan Forbes (Chicago White Sox) Drew Waters (Atlanta Braves), Rece Hinds (Cincinnati Reds) and 2020 first round draft choice and Decatur High alum Jordan Walker (St. Louis Cardinals).
After enjoying the instruction and interaction with the group of Major Leaguers, the players moved on to the life skills part of the agenda led by some inspiring words from Grissom as he talked about improving yourself outside of baseball.
The players also heard encourage words from Texas Ranger baseball scout Arthur McConnehead and DeKalb County School Resource Officer Terrance Smith Sr.
The players were also treated to a lunch from Zaxby’s and received gift bags compliments of Jet Sports Agency.