Uganda Little League Baseball

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Photo - Williamsport August 2012

Uganda Little League Baseball

Developing Little League Baseball throughout Uganda

Serving over 15,000 children sharing about 700 gloves, we could use your help, join us.

Supported by 303 Development Foundation Corp.

Allen and Richard at Trenton Thunder game June 2012"  - Rudy C. Jones

Little Leaguers Form Friendship

Entire First Class Students at work
First time Students use tablets First time Students use tablets

 

 

International School Started January 28, 2013 for 50 students at Little League Complex. 

This is the most unique school in the world with students from all over Uganda.

 Read about how it is being run by Clicking here     

 

 

Funds Are Needed For

Cost

Funded

Complex of 3 full size and 3 Little League/Softball fields

$   500,000.00

$  500,000.00

   

School for Academic & Sports - Emphasis on Baseball & Softball

$4,000,000.00

$1,000,000.00

- School will accommodate 1500 students located at Little League Complex

- Click here to read why Uganda needs this school

   

Finish fields 3, 4 & 5

$   150,000.00

$0.00

Fence, backstop and dugout fields 1-5

$   200,000.00

$0.00

* Click Here to make a Tax Deductible Donation to 303 Development Foundation Corp.

Read Jay Shapiro's Blog on filming baseball in Uganda at http://myquaintandquietlife.tumblr.com

 


April 2015

Many things are happening at the Little League Complex and here in the U.S. that has a direct affect upon the Little League Complex and the program. The first thing I would like everyone to do is to make sure you visit the photo section of this web site and look at the two major buildings that opened up in January 2014 and January 2015. This is just part of what is happening physically at the complex. What is not shown yet is the basketball courts that have just been finished along with net ball and the two volley ball courts that are currently in the process and will be done before mid April. Ironically, we are having problems in Uganda finding nets for the baskets. If we cannot find any in Uganda by the end of April, I will bring 3 pairs with me in early May when I travel to assist in running the Little League Baseball and softball tournaments. The boys 11-12 boys and the 13-14 boys will be played starting on May 8. We expect 8 teams for the younger boys to be competing and 4 for the older boys. We will house and feed them all at the same time for the 6 days they will be at the complex. We expect that next year, we may be housing as many as 16 teams. Following the boys tournament, the 8 teams of 11-12 year old girls will be coming to the complex for their tournament. We are working to send three teams to the Little League Regional Tournament in Kutno Poland during the month of July. Our major problem is getting the visas to travel to Poland. Last year, the Polish Embassy did everything possible and beyond to make sure no visas were issued. This year, we are going to start the process before the end of May so that we can battle every problem they can think of to deny the visas in an attempt to overcome them.

Should all three teams travel to Kutno, Poland this July, we feel that each team has an excellent chance of winning and coming to their respective World Series in August. The girls would be in Portland Oregon I believe, the older boys in Taylor Michigan and the younger ones in Williamsport. But in baseball, as in most sports, the best teams do not always win, but we will do our best.

During our tournaments, we will be playing at least 4 games for the younger boys and the girls every day of their tournaments. No one wants to sit around. For the older boys, we only have 4 teams, each team will play at least one game per day. With our two full size fields, it would have been easy to play 4 games per day also. We will probably play a double elimination tournament, but even if a team is eliminated, they come to the complex to play and every one will be playing every day, except the last day when the championship games will be played in the morning when everyone will leave after lunch on those days. If your team is eliminated in the first two days, you will still be playing on day 3 and day 4.

In regard to the school, the first semester of the three semester year is about to end in two more weeks. We brought in a new science teacher and have set up the biology and chemistry labs with all kinds of equipment. We have with us a volunteer American Teacher teaching English to our third year students so they can become used to American English in their talking and writing. He is also heavily involved in teaching and coaching the boys baseball and the girls softball. We are very fortunate that he seems to be enjoying what he is doing and we hope he stays with us for a number of years. We have expanded our library by down loading as many as 95 classic litature books from the Internet on to a flash drive. Now each and every student can down load any book they want to read, or have to read onto their tablet. How the world has changed. We will be bringing over copies of some recent New York State Regents exams in math, science and world history and geography that our teachers might use to make sure our students come up to or above the standards demanded to obtain a New York State Regents Diploma. While they probably could be down loaded in Uganda, these will be hard copies that the teachers can use as a tool.

We have witnessed the start up of baseball programs that consist of several teams at about 8 schools that we know of this spring. Each program consists of 4 teams or more at each school with each team playing at least one game or more per week while school is in session. The schools expect to bring their respective All Star teams to the complex during the third week of August to play for the National Championship. Within a year or two, we will bring the program from the current S1-S2 level to add an S3-S4 level, and eventually to the S5-S6 level, with each participating in their own National Championship Tournament. As more and more baseball players are approaching 16 with experience, we expect to see the Major League Scouts coming to Uganda. When the first Ugandan is signed to a professional contract or receives a full scholarship to an American University to play baseball, we will know that we are beginning to accomplish one of our goals.

BREAST CANCER OUTCOME STUDY
As everyone is probably aware of, we have been trying to start up our program to assist in diagnosing and treating breast cancer in the women living in the area of the Uganda Little League Complex. We now have a large area to operate in (2000 square feet) with utilities and security. We have what will be the first digital mammogram instrument in Uganda being donated to the program. It will arrive any month we suggest after May 31. We are in the process of who and where the technicians will be trained to operate it. Two of our American Directors have a series of meetings with potential donors this coming week. We hope that will give us the money to get the program operating fully for the next couple of years or longer. We are ready to go with the right people in Uganda to make it happen, we have the FDA approved Out Come Study Protocol, now we just need the money to get the new breast imaging instrument into Uganda along with the Mammogram instrument and get everyone trained and get the program going. It is our hope that this will be the prototype for all of Africa within the next two years and go a long way to greatly reduce the incidence of breast cancer that leads to unnecessary biopsies, breast removal, early death and all the other cultural problems that breast cancer can lead to in the African Community for afflicted women.
 


 

The Trenton Thunder supplied the hats and shirts that the team wore in Poland.  The Trenton team was rooting for them to win so that they could come to the U.S. and visit the Trenton stadium and be introduced to the media and the crowd at a Trenton Thunder ball game.   Uganda would have been the first African Little League team to make it to the Little League World Series in its almost 80 year history.
 

 


 

 

 

 

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