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Video Instruction Update: Irish Catcher Paul Carey

Coach Darren Gurney – aka “The Hit Doctor” – has provided video analysis to a young catcher in Ireland. This is part of our ongoing remote video instruction service, offered to youth baseball players in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. If you’d like to receive video instruction for your child or a player on your team, please click...

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Update: Kenyan Little League Shipment

We just rented a UHaul van and drove 18 boxes and two bat bags worth of donated baseball equipment up to our friends at American Friends of Kenya (AFK). From there, AFK is going to put the equipment on a shipping container bound for Kenya. The equipment will be going over with some other much needed – and admittedly more important – items, including library books and medical supplies. This shipment is part of our ongoing Baseball Exchange initiative – we send equipment and coaches overseas and we bring talented young players to America to participate in baseball camps. We’d like to once again thank everyone who donated their time, money, and baseball equipment to help us make this shipment. And we’re really happy to be able to once again help Little Leagues in Africa and we hope to do more in the...

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Baseball United Foundation Helps Kenyan Little League with Equipment Donation

The Journal News (Westchester County, NY) has written a column about The Baseball United Foundation’s efforts to deliver baseball equipment to Kenya, as part of our Baseball Exchange initiative: Over the past two summers, the foundation has brought a couple of young Irish players to the U.S. for instruction. It has also donated more than 1,000 pounds of baseball equipment to Ireland. But is latest venture, 4,500-plus miles from Ireland and 8,500-plus miles from the U.S., shows that it’s serious about taking baseball worldwide. Kenya is embracing baseball, and Fitzgerald and his foundation are helping. (Source: Journal News, March...

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Press Release: Open Call for Eligible Irish-American Baseball Players

Players of Irish Ancestry Sought for Irish National Baseball Team NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2016 – The Baseball United Foundation is seeking Irish-American baseball players who qualify for Irish citizenship. Eligible players will be evaluated for spots on the Irish National Baseball Team, as Ireland continues its push to qualify for the World Baseball Classic. To be eligible, a player must have one parent or grandparent who was born in Ireland. “We know there are hundreds of talented Irish-American baseball players in the pros, college, and in high school,” explained Baseball United Foundation Executive Director John Fitzgerald.“We...

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Baseball United Foundation Activity Log: 2016

The Baseball United Foundation is proud to collect donated baseball equipment from baseball organizations all across America, as part of our Baseball Exchange initiative. We inspect, store, and ship donated equipment to our partner organizations in America and overseas, ensuring that the equipment makes a positive impact on the players, teams, and leagues around the world who need the equipment the most. This page will serve as a continually updated list for our equipment shipments in 2016. January 2016 Shipped over 100 lbs. of donated equipment to Baseball Ireland (Dublin, Ireland) Shipment of plastic bats, balls, bases to West...

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