This past summer, the Little League team from Uganda qualified for the Little League World Series. Due to the challenges of obtaining visas they were unable to participate. They would have been the first team from Africa to ever take the field at Williamsport. The opponent they would have faced in the first round would have been the team from Canada.
With the help from Ruth Hoffman and her organization Right To Play, along with film maker Jay Shapiro and Little League country manager Richard Stanley the kids from Uganda got the chance to play the Canadian team. This time on their home field. The kids from Canada traveled to scrimmage against the Uganda Little League. There to watch were major league players Derek Lee and Jimmy Rollins. With the equipment donated from Pitch In For Baseball the players from Uganda defeated the Canadian Little League team 2-1.
Our next shipment of equipment for Uganda is expected to depart the Pitch In For Baseball warehouse later this week. The program and passion for baseball in Uganda continues to grow.
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