"All of the equipment and financial support has made it possible to help kids in Rivas. Without Helping Kids Round First, it wouldn't be possible for my players to reach their dreams."
Coach Johnny Alvarez - Working from a Dream Academy
Nicaragua is baseball crazy. Every Sunday communities gather to play, it's the break in their hard week. The problem was games were played with large branches and rocks.
If a community is lucky enough to have a baseball it would need to be sewed between Sundays to have it ready for the games.
All this started in 2009 Craig's son Beau brought the first bags of equipment donations.
Countless bags of equipment continued to be delivered by delegates in Nicaragua on individual trips until 2016 when the Helping kids Round First first annual ocean container.
In the spring, our first ocean container shipment of baseball and softball gear arrived in Managua. Over 18,000 pounds of equipment was distributed to over a thousand children in dozens of communities across Nicaragua.
2ND ANNUAL SHIPMENT
Helping Kids Round First shipped their second annual ocean container of baseball and softball equipment containing over 19,500 pounds of bats, balls, gloves, and other gear!
1ST TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST
We delivered equipment to 12 teams in Bluefields and Big Corn Island, they were given 1400 balls, 150 uniforms, 120 hats, 100 gloves, 100 bats, 90 heltmets and more!
START OF THE MLB-RBI PROGRAM
The inclussion of the teams sponsored by HKRF have now the chance of being included into the mainstream game and major leagues, by increasing the number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and professionally.
Investing in hope through nutritious meals & baseball.
Nicaraguan children love baseball and want to play, but they are suffering from hunger and a lack of equipment. Rural Nicaragua is ravaged by extreme poverty which prevents kids from enjoying childhood experiences.
Through your partnership, we are addressing these needs. Helping Kids Round First provides nutritious packaged meals for families at a cost of only 16 cents a meal, along with baseball equipment for children in rural Nicaragua.
Your investment of $40.00 will provide 100 meals for children and their family members suffering from hunger and a new baseball glove for a child.
We are deeply thankful for your support and are committed to maximizing your donation to make a generational impact in the lives of Nicaraguan families.
Improving lives through baseball
Every year we bring baseball equipment and provide instruction to youth in rural Nicaraguan communities. Baseball has a unique ability to both bring together different cultures and teach life lessons helping to provide a foundation on which to improve lives.
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