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 George Ntim Donates Baseball Equipment to Ghana and Receives Appointment as Ambassador of Sports

On Saturday, February 25th in Accra, Ghana, the African Development Foundation (ADF) held a press conference and reception at the Golden Tulip Hotel to officially re-launch the Ghana Baseball and Softball Association (GHABSA). With sponsorship support from Major League Baseball, Spalding and Adidas, Mr. George Ntim, President and Founder of the ADF donated the first delivery of an initial consignment of $100,000 in baseball supplies and equipment to GHABSA.

With the full support and cooperation from Ghana’s Ministry of Education and Sports, the immediate goal in 2006 is to outfit and supply 1,500 children with uniforms and equipment in preparation for regional competitive play throughout the country. According to the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Alhaji Aliu Mahama, sports promotes nation building, so he is committed to working with ADF to make Ghana the center for baseball development in Africa.

The event culminated with George Ntim being appointed an Ambassador of Sports for the Ministry of Education and Sports.  In attendance were U.S. Ambassador, Her Excellency Pamela Bridgewater; Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, Mr. Osei Bonsu Asamoah; GHABSA’s President, Padi K. Abraham; Irani Brothers President, Tony Moukarzel, and representatives from the regional baseball teams.

 

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