The Share Baseball Around the World Program Lets Fans Support International Youth Baseball Programs
White Plains, NY (April 7, 2021) – The Baseball United Foundation has announced a fundraising program to benefit youth baseball players in Bhutan.
The partnership is part of a new initiative called the Share Baseball Around the World Program. Baseball fans in America can support Bhutan Baseball & Softball, and other international youth baseball programs, by visiting ShareBaseball.org or by texting the code “SHAREBASEBALL” to 44-321 on their mobile phone.
“We’re happy to announce our partnership with Baseball United,” explained Barun Wakhley, the Secretary General of Bhutan Baseball & Softball. “We believe this partnership will help us continue to grow and provide a rewarding experience for the children of Bhutan.”
Funds raised will help with the costs of running a youth baseball program, including safety equipment, uniforms, training supplies, and field maintenance.
Baseball was introduced to Bhutan in 2013. There are approximately 800 boys and girls playing baseball in Bhutan. The Bhutan Baseball and Softball organization is based in the capital city of Thimphu and its program reaches children in 6 of the country’s 20 districts.
Bhutan is situated on the eastern edge of the Himalaya Mountains, bordered by India and China. Bhutan’s population is approximately 750,000 people.
“The Share Baseball Around the World program lets baseball fans in America support youth baseball players in other countries” explained Baseball United founder John Fitzgerald. “I encourage fans to visit the website and support youth baseball in Bhutan and other countries.”
Money raised by the Share Baseball Around the World program will help participating leagues by providing financial support for expenses related to operating a youth baseball team or league, including:
- Equipment Purchases
- Field Maintenance and Construction Projects
- Uniform Costs
- Field and Indoor Facility Rental Costs for Teams and Leagues
- Travel Expenses for Volunteer Coaches
About the Baseball United Foundation
The Baseball United Foundation is a non-profit organization based in New York. Baseball United accomplishes its mission to “share the game of baseball,” by providing equipment, coaching, and financial assistance to youth baseball programs throughout the world. For more information, visit BaseballUnitedFoundation.org.