Baseball is the heart and sole of the Puerto Rican society.
Why service learning?
Service learning is a reciprocal, self sustaining process that develops community engaged citizens.
Where does my funding go?
Donations come in two forms, monetary and in kind services. General monetary funding goes primarily to two things, equipment and field revitalization, and can be given for specific projects as well. In kind services are primarily used for infrastructure development.
Why Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico is a neglected portion of the United States and we want to provide aid to fellow Americans.
How do you choose your projects?
Projects are developed in concert with our Puerto Rican counter parts. Each project is adjudicated through a scoring concept to ensure selection is fair and will have the most benefit possible in a transparent method. We are going to have an ongoing, external evaluation on the effectiveness of the project to help evaluate the success of our choices.
What makes Play Ball Puerto Rico different?
Our emphasis is on the development of good citizens rather than exceptional baseball players. We are focused on community development, are an all volunteer organization, and are responsible for our own expenses.
How do we deal with diversity?
We prioritize projects that include economic, gender, and cultural differences in communities.
Who are our supporters?
Louisville Slugger, Rotary International, United Nations Association, John Schmidt Accountancy, Deportes Salvador Colom.
How long have you been doing this?
We were established in 2018 following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
What are your projects?
We have two kinds of projects. One project is to supply equipment to baseball teams in Puerto Rico. Our other project is called Fields for Dreams, which rehabilitates baseball fields.
What kind of organization are you?
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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