NASA Participates in Boca Raton Clinic

NASA Participates in Boca Raton Clinic

About Legends for Youth Clinic Series: Legends for Youth is a charitable program running more than 100 free events each year nationwide. Its mission is to promote the game of baseball to America's youth using positive sports images and personalities. Make a contribution to the LFY Program or the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA). Thanks for your support!Read more

White Sox trade for Jeff Samardzija

The Chicago White Sox pulled off Part 2 of their pitching staff coup Tuesday, trading for starter Jeff Samardzija in a deal with the Oakland Athletics. The move comes on the heels of the White Sox signing former New York Yankees closer David Robertson via free agency Monday. Editor's Picks More from ESPN.com Jeff Samardzija is happy to be back home in Chicago and confident the White Sox can "win now," Jon Greenberg writes. More from ESPN.com Jeff Samardzija signing with the White Sox is much more than just a homecoming, Doug Padilla…Read more

Seattle Mariners’ Lloyd McClendon fourth in A.L. Manager of the Year voting

Seattle Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon finished fourth in American League Manager of the Year voting, the MLB announced Tuesday, losing out on the prestigious award to Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles. McClendon, 55, took over last offseason and all but transformed the Mariners ballclub. Armed with new weapons in such stars as Robinson Cano and Fernando Rodney, McClendon took Seattle from a 71-91 record in 2013 to 87-75 this past season. What’s more, the M’s found themselves in postseason contention all the way up until Game 162. Seattle missed the playoffs by…Read more
Rockies’ closer LaTroy Hawkins celebrates 1,000th major league appearance

Rockies’ closer LaTroy Hawkins celebrates 1,000th major league appearance

The applause inside the visitors’ clubhouse was loud and sustained as the Rockies celebrated closer LaTroy Hawkins late Saturday night. They also presented him with a signed bottle of Dom Perignon. And why not? It’s not often that a teammate joins a baseball fraternity that includes the likes of Mariano Rivera, Dennis Eckersley, Hoyt Wilhelm, Trevor Hoffman and Goose Gossage. The 41-year-old Hawkins made the 1,000th appearance of his major-league career, becoming just the 16th pitcher to hit that magical mark. For the record, he has 124 saves and has pitched 1,428 2/3…Read more
SUMMER ALL SPORTS CAMP

SUMMER ALL SPORTS CAMP

Gary, IN:  The NORTHSHORE AMATEUR SPORTS ACADEMY concluded its  2015 summer camp last week. NASA partnered with the YWCA of Northwest Indiana in conducting its All-Sports Youth Camp for nine weeks. Over 450 youth participated in various recreational type drills that included stretching, baserunning, fielding and hitting. The educational module included history lessons of area athletes that had made it to the Major Leagues.  Another component included foreign language lessons in Spanish and French. All participants received medals of participation at the end of the program. The Northshore Amateur Sports Academy, a non-profit…Read more
FEEDING GREENVILLE

FEEDING GREENVILLE

NORTHSHORE PARTICIPATES WITH FEEDING GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA HOMELESS Greenville, SC:   On Saturday, May 30th, the Northshore Amateur Sports Academy participated in the first annual Grillin for the Hungry at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina.  It was a huge success as hundreds of folks were fed and blessed.  Northshore Academy Board Member Jeff Taylor was instrumental in bringing the Velocity Baptist Church to participate with this worthy endeavor. The day consisted of feeding the local homeless within the background of fun and gospel music. There were hamburgers, chicken, beef hot dogs,…Read more

NASA and Education Matters, Civility Counts Program

Hammond, IN:  On Friday May 14, 2015, THE NORTHSHORE AMATEUR SPORTS ACADEMY participated in a forum that promoted the value of education and civility to area students at the Purdue Northwest campus. Speakers included Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawaan Short and Methodist Hospital’s emergency room Dr. Michael McGee. Students in grades 8-11 representing Hammond, East Chicago and Gary attended the event. All participants agreed that respect and being disciplined are foundational characteristics that students could try to implement in their lives. See the complete article at: http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/football/professional/nwi-pro-sports-figures-stop-at-puc-to-discuss-importance/article_0399185e-1125-51de-a257-db0bf5567e8a.html The Northshore Amateur Sports Academy, a…Read more
NORTHSHORE ACADEMY PURCHASES TRACK AND FIELD EQUIPMENT

NORTHSHORE ACADEMY PURCHASES TRACK AND FIELD EQUIPMENT

NORTHSHORE ACADEMY PURCHASES TRACK AND FIELD EQUIPMENT FOR THE 2014 5A STATE CHAMPIONS   Gary, IN:  The Northshore Amateur Sports Academy donated long jump equipment to the reigning 5A state of Indiana track and field champion, the West Side Leadership Academy Cougars. NASA’s treasurer, Tyrone Hamilton, presented the much needed items to  head coach Eugene M. Johnson, assistant coaches Ronnie Bond, Steve Harper, and Brandon Wesby.Read more
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