Hurricane Dorian, the most destructive hurricane in the history of The Bahamas, wreaked unimaginable devastation on Great Abaco Island in 2019. COVID 19 brought even more challenges to a community that is struggling to rebuild. We are providing gloves, bats, and helmets for the boys and girls of Abaco, and raising money to restore the baseball/softball field at Central Abaco High School. Practices and conditioning have already begun with over 100 children attending.
Central Abaco was completely destroyed by Hurricane Dorian on September 1st, 2019. This community has been struggling to rebuild since then. Schools have been closed on the island for 19 months due to hurricane damage and then COVID 19. The storm destroyed the fields, bathrooms, dugouts, concessions stand, and the entire protective fence surrounding the fields. We are in need of equipment and funds to repair the field and facility to rejuvenate our program.
Abaco Youth Baseball offers an opportunity for the boys and girls in Abaco to socialize, exercise, have fun, and just to be kids. These boys and girls have had very few resources and outlets since Dorian struck over a year and a half ago. The opportunity to play baseball and softball will provide exercise, socialization, and the opportunity to learn about sportsmanship and the value of hard work to achieve your goals.
Our program offers the opportunity for the youth in Abaco to develop as athletes and as individuals. Our plan is to partner with the surrounding Communities in Northern Abaco and The Cays to extend this program to reach more children in need of the healthy outlet and learning opportunity that sports can provide.