Project Béisbol: Helping Kids in Latin America Play the Game They Love

Project Béisbol is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering donated baseball and softball supplies to children in underprivileged communities in Latin America. The Project works with coaches and community leaders in South Florida to carry out this mission, taking appropriate measures to ensure the credibility of recipient baseball and softball programs and the intended use of the supplies. All operations are made possible by donations from generous individuals, teams, organizations and corporations.

Since its inception three years ago, Project Béisbol has functioned as a 100

A youth team of Nicaraguan players posing with donated baseball equipment from Project Béisbol last spring.

percent volunteered, nonprofit organization that has linked the youths of South Florida and Latin America through the game of baseball. Project Béisbol’s volunteer base is made up of eager, hardworking young volunteers looking to make a difference for their counterparts in underprivileged Latin American communities. Project Béisbol’s young volunteers come from all walks of life, different ages, different ideas, but they all work together in their passion to helping those less fortunate than they are.

The Bases of Project Béisbol:

Baseball/Softball

Supporting youth teams in communities of economic need is the heart of our mission, which opens the door to international community collaboration and cultural exchange.

Project Beisbol volunteers in Nicargua this past spring to distribute baseball supplies: (left) President Justin Halladay, Daniela Chaparro, Josh Pincus, Ryan Feller and Daniela Moreno.

Community

International collaboration with local community leaders and coaches enables Project Béisbol to effectively carry out its mission and participate in the building of stronger communities in the region.

Education

Project Béisbol proudly offers volunteer and internship opportunities – enabling cultural exchange and collaboration among the youth of the USA/Canada and Latin American countries.

Opportunity

Through sport, international community collaboration and education, Project Béisbol is creating life changing opportunities for children and young adults.

Vision:

Project Beisbol volunteers at one of our fundraising events this summer (I'm on the bottom right).

To be a catalyst for positive change on the local level in Latin America through baseball, educational and cultural exchange between the youth of the USA and Latin American countries.

Personal Note:

My past five months with this organization has been a tremendous blessing. Through Project Béisbol have met a lot of really great, like-minded people who, like me, are inspired by what Project Béisbol is doing through the vision of its Founder/President Justin Halladay. All in all, this is one the best organizations I’ve ever joined and it’s the people in it that have made it so. Love you guys!

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “Project Béisbol: Helping Kids in Latin America Play the Game They Love

    • lol hey i live on Tortola,Bitish Virgin Islands.i go to stt aeasltt twice a month.the next time im going might be april 20th..and i also have many many fam there

    • How ironic I have no idea who you are Moondog, but much of my SEC hate stems from a baglmale I played in Starkville in 1990 as the left fielder for an opposing team that happened to have an african-american centerfielder, I was serenaded by your racist pal fat frat losers in the left field lounge. One would have thought it was 1950. The racial slurs and epithets I heard directed at both our centerfielder and myself will forever remind me that the country I love is still partially full of some of the worst people on the planet. Most of those folks live in SEC land. I’d bet that centerfielder has a better job and better life than any of those frat turds today. The bleachers are a place where Cub fans go to have a great time in the summer, cheering on our beloved Cubs. The left field lounge in Starkville was most certainly not that kind of place 20 years ago. The BBQ didn’t even smell that good.

    • I love improv evreewhrye, but am sad that we’ve seen 2 (or 3?) missions since April 1st. Perhaps IE needs to be reorganized a bit, to allow certain senior agents to lead smaller missions somewhat independently. Maybe volunteers could be signed up with the smaller units to allow participation opportunities to be shared. That way, everyone in NYC does less work, and yet, people in small cities on the other side of the country (me) get to see more missions!

  1. I have been to Petco, ATT, Chase Field and all have a bit of a Wrigley feel to them in the sense of having enntmtainreet surround them and not a large parking lot. We had the greatest bachelor party ever for the Capn in PHX that revolved around seeing the Cubs play there last spring training games at then Bank One Ballpark. 2003 Capn? Much time was spent in surrounding watering holes before wagering the night away at the game playing moundball, the outfield game and pass the cup. I also like Cambell Field across from Philadelphia in New Jersey, a minor league park. The minor league parks are nice, small, intimate and lot’s of fun. One thing missing at a minor league park, other than big leaguers, is the roar of the crowd. The fans aren’t into the game as much so no roar of the crowd like you get a Wrigley.

    • Well done on a brilliant inirevtew, Charlie I’m going to have to buy the book, too. The Best Buy prank never fails to crack me up, I’m glad it was featured.By the way, Cadbury’s clusters are also doing a vaguely IE-inspired ad campaign, in the UK anyway I guess your scene-causing spirit has really caught on! 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s