Max Clark Gives Back Through Homegrown Clinic in Franklin

The Homegrown Clinic was hosted at Franklin County High School in Franklin, Ind.

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FRANKLIN, Ind. - 2022 18U National Team alum and 2023 Gatorade National Player of the Year Max Clark hosted a Homegrown Clinic as part of the USA Baseball Homegrown program at Franklin Community High School in Franklin, Indiana, on Saturday, June 17. A combined 77 kids across two sessions participated in the event, as Clark led them through numerous baseball stations and a scrimmage, held a Q&A session, and took a group photo. Additionally, every participant received a signed poster at the end of the clinic.

"Hosting an event like this means the world to me," said Clark. "It was finally time that I got a chance to give back to the community because they've been nothing but supportive during my entire career path. I've talked about it a ton, but Franklin is genuinely a completely different community than anywhere else out there. Everybody shows up no matter the weather or how we're playing that season, and that means a lot to me. So to have a chance to give back to the next group of players is incredibly special, and the kids loved it. It was surreal."

"Throughout the day I just told them to have fun and go out there and learn a little bit. Especially with the nine- and 10-year-olds, the biggest thing they can do is have a ton of fun. All these kids were smiling, jumping and running around, and just having a ton of fun. That's what really matters, especially in these kind of environments. You can pick up things here and there, but truly the one thing that matters is them swinging and throwing as hard as they can and just having as much fun as they can."