7/21/2016 Stepping Up to the Plate - Eye on Keloland, baseball, softball, and now hospital equipment!
Keloland's Don Jorgenson interviews, Craig Severtson, Paul Fishback, Jay Fishback and Leslie Black about the organizations purpose and growth into hospital equipment and farming projects. Fall fundraiser was announced.
1 of 3 baseball stories highlighted by MIDCO Sports Magazine outlines serving the needs of kids in Nicaragua from the Midwest. How a non-profit from Flandrea, SD goes beyond baseball equipment to securing local food markets, clean water and hospital equipment in impoverished communities.
06/22/2016 Used clinic items headed to Nicaragua By Kyle Kuphal
Used items from Pipestone County Medical Center’s (PCMC) old clinic will soon be in a shipping container on their way to Nicaragua, where rather than being outdated, they will provide much needed upgrades at public hospitals.
06/01/2016 Helping Kids Round First appears in a book by Daniel Venn.
Travel with Daniel to the dusty baseball fields of Nicaragua in Beyond Baseball: Rounding First as he chronicles the incredible work being done by the non-profit Helping Kids Round First to bring opportunity to young baseball players, empower women, put food on the table for families, and bring quality medical equipment to one of the poorest countries in the world.
Hear from some of Nicaragua's brightest stars including Marvin Benard (Giants), Roniel Raudes (Red Sox), Marlon Avea (Astros), Kevin Gadea (Mariners) as well as Olympic softball star Ruby Rojas. (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Helping Kids Round First)
12/03/15 ITC helps ship used baseball equipment to Nicaragua: BY: PLAINSMAN STAFF
Some supplies were donated by Huron groups
Baseball equipment collected throughout Eastern South Dakota was held in a warehouse in Flandreau prior to being shipped to needy youth in Nicaragua last month. Helping Kids Round First, the organization that sponsors the collection and shipment, was assisted by the South Dakota International Trade Center to ship the items.
FLANDREAU — Helping Kids Round First, an organization based in Flandreau, recently celebrated a significant milestone. The growing group successfully shipped its first, 20-ton ocean container full of baseball supplies to Nicaragua.
12/01/2015 ITC helps ship used baseball equipment to Nicaragua: Some supplies were donated by Huron groups
It is the kids only ray of sunshine.
He is going to Nicaragua in about ten days and needs four more units to fill a container (40,000 lbs.). He is asking for ANY baseball or softball items that you can donate. It can be equipment or uniforms, shoes etc. whether used or new.
If you have anything to donate you can bring it to Dell Rapids Middle School office.
11/17/15 Helping Kids Round First Local donations leave for Nicaragua
Helmets, gloves, and uniforms are just a few of the items that have come into the organization and housed recently in a shed. They waited patiently to be packed up and sent off for distribution in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere.
That is where HKRF founder Craig Severtson is heading as you read this. He will be there to meet a shipping container full of equipment when it reaches its new home.