Jacoby Ellsbury eager to serve as role model for Native youth

Native youth participated in the Jacoby Ellsbury Baseball Camp earlier this year. Photo from Twitter

Navajo baseball star Jacoby Ellsbury is happy to serve as a role model for Native youth.

Ellsbury, who plays for the New York Yankees, hosts a clinic on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona. Hundreds of Native youth receive baseball training and learn more about healthy lifestyles and education.

“I try to be a positive role model,” Ellsbury told The New York Times. “Through sports, you can lead in the right direction.”

Ellsbury is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. He is Navajo, one of the four tribes in CRIT.

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