ADF ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST AFRICAN
Development Foundation with support from Major League Baseball,
US Embassy in
Ghana, The New York Mets, Delta Airlines, USAID, Little League
Baseball and Softball, Spalding, Ministries of Sports and Tourism in
Ghana, Golden Tulip Hotel in Ghana, Tigo Communications in Ghana,
and Irani Brothers in Ghana is pleased to announce its first
goodwill tour by bringing the sport of baseball to Ghana.
The four day
trip which is scheduled from Friday, 2/2/07 to Monday, 2/5/07 is
expected to deliver baseball equipment, teach the game of baseball,
and introduce major league baseball players to the children of
Omar Minaya, Dave Winfield, Johnnie “Dusty” Baker, Dave Stewart, Bob
Watson, and Carl “Reggie” Smith will also spend time instructing and
mentoring the children on the merits and skills that are taught by
the game of baseball. They will also use the opportunity to focus on
the education and health concerns facing the Ghanaian children.
around the world dream of becoming major league superstars. With the
help from programs like this one, the children of Africa are one
step closer to making this dream a reality,” said ADF founder and
President, George Ntim.
While in Ghana,
the delegation of players, managers, and officials will also meet
with the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Aliu Mahama who has
declared the ADF Goodwill Tour a “High Level Visit.” The US
Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Pamela Bridgewater will also be
on hand to welcome the ADF Delegation.
Development Foundation was founded in 2003 by its President, George
Ntim. Mr. Ntim is a native of Ghana and has spent 25 years working
to give back to the country of his birth. Since its beginning, the
ADF has coordinated the donation of more than $150,000 worth of
baseball supplies and has also introduced little-league pilot
programs to more than 2,000 African children.
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