Mission: “Providing faith based mentoring and encouragement to under served youth, while building enduring relationships and preparing tomorrow’s community leaders through baseball.”
Our Objective is to secure funding for World Baseball Outreach to: a) actively engage and spark a new excitement in our youth. b) Equip our youth with Christ-like values, strong leadership skills and enduring relationships through our Christian mentors. c) Provide inner city youth baseball/softball clinics. d) Build and help maintain playing fields to provide a safe and fun playing environment. e) Provide baseball or softball equipment to everyone in need.
Results: Increase in number of student athletes performing at higher levels in school with decrease number of absenteeism, suspensions, and drug use.
Target demographics: under served youth
Direct beneficiaries per year: 900 boys and girls and their families
Geographic areas served: Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Dominican Republic
Programs: Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), after school homework help, nutrition and fitness programs
WBO changes lives of at risk youth by offering faith based encouragement and mentoring through the sport of baseball and softball.
Upon my first experience in volunteering to help WBO with providing a Christmas party for a Boy's home, I witnessed the joy the boys there received by the events of the party (games, food, gift bags, testimony, etc.). One experience it all it took to convince me how WBO's programs positively affect these at risk youth, offering them hope for the future.
WBO also receives new and gently used baseball and softball equipment and distributes it to under-served youth in south central US and to international locations. WBO also provides baseball and softball equipment for groups going on mission trips when requested.
WBO also provides equipment and limited financial support to baseball academies in Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
WBO would be able to offer programs to SO many more persons if it were able to receive more funding from like minded foundations, businesses and individuals. For what they do, no gift is to small to make a difference in at least one life.