LoMo cancels Camp for a Cure
MIAMI — The Marlins traded Logan Morrison to the Mariners a couple of weeks ago. Now, South Florida also is bidding farewell to the first baseman’s annual “LoMo Camp for a Cure.”
On Tuesday, Morrison officially cancelled his annual camp, which was set to take place at the ELEV|8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla.
The camp had become a popular event for youth players, who had the chance to meet Morrison and get instruction from a number of big leaguers. Proceeds from the camp went to combating lung cancer.
Because of Morrison’s commitments to his new team, he was unable to carry on the camp at least one more year.
“As some of you may know, I was recently traded to the Seattle Mariners,” Morrison said in his e-mail. “While I loved my time in Miami and I am sad to leave, I have a new team that needs me to start preparing for the upcoming season in Seattle. With that being said, our 2014 LoMo Camp for a Cure event is being cancelled.”
Campers who had already paid will receive a full refund. Also, ELEV|8 Sports Institute is offering a discount of $75 (15 percent off) its Spring Break Advanced Training Camp. The discount code is “CURE.”
Morrison, one of the more popular Miami players in recent years, was active in the community in a number of charitable events.
He was the Marlins nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award.
– Joe Frisaro