Blue Jays introducing baseball to Haiti

Participating in sports can be an important part of a young person's life. If the youngster gets the right coaches, who are teachers and leaders, the experience can lead to a lifetime of involvement and enjoyment with sports. This is what Mooser and his friend had in mind when they started baseball in Haiti. They started a Little League team which got Martha Rogers, the chair of the Rogers Foundation, a charitable organization also involved after meeting Mooser through Artists for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit organization.


Rogers also involved the Jays care Foundation and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and with their donations, they helped to build a sports academy in Haiti. Danielle Bedasse, the executive director of the Jays Care Foundation took the initiative with a lot of passion. He said, "These are kids that don't have anything, so the least we could do was use some of the resources that we have and provide some equipment and Blue Jays gear and make them feel great." They bought the equipment, Blue Jays hats, T-shirts for the kids, and they started a baseball program.

The program has been a success because of Rogers and Mooser. Mooser says, "Hopefully we will see the next generation of players in Major League Baseball coming from Haiti." They are very excited about their success as they see Haiti going places as far as baseball is concerned.

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Diane says...

Would like to know more about little leaugue in Haiti/Tobarre 41...would like to talk to who is in charge for that baseball field...I have tried before know one can answer me....please would like to help..Thank

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