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ADF ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST AFRICAN GOODWILL TOUR

The 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 Ghana.

Superstars, 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.

“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.

The African 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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