Edwin Jackson, who grew up and played baseball in Columbus, will return to the area Nov. 17 for his fourth annual Edwin Jackson Baseball Clinic at Fort Benning.
Jackson signed with the Nationals this year after winning the 2011 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 1-5 p.m. event at the Youth Sports Complex on Main Post is sponsored by the Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Youth and School Services and 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment. The free clinic is open to military families and children ages 6 to 15-years-old.
Jackson played baseball for Shaw High School where he helped lead the Raiders to a GHSA AAAA State Championship in 2001.
During previous trips to the area, Jackson has visited trainees on Sand Hill and spent time with military families in a mini clinic. This year, Jackson will be accompanied by past and present major leaguers. They include Justin Upton, Adam Jones, BJ Upton, Glenn Davis, Garey Ingram, Willie Horton, Dontrell Willis and others.
Event will be in the CYSS Youth Gym if it rains. Call 706-545-1853 for more information.