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ADF Completes Goodwill Baseball Tour to Ghana

The ADF completed its historic Goodwill Baseball Tour to Ghana (February 1st – 6th), where we instituted a Little League program, donated baseball equipment, and signed an agreement to build a baseball field at the University of Ghana, Legon. 

The tour was sponsored and organized with the support of Major League Baseball (MLB), the New York Mets, USAID, Delta Air Lines, US Embassy to Ghana, Little League International, Spalding Baseball, Ghana Ministry of Sports, Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Golden Tulip Hotel, TIGO Ghana, Irani Brothers, and SportsNet New York. 

MLB members of the delegation were: New York Mets GM, Omar Minaya; Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield; former manager and current ESPN analyst, Dusty Baker; former player and MLB Vice President of On-field Operations, Bob Watson; former player, Reggie Smith; former player, Al Jackson; and MLB Envoy, Tony Torchia. 

While in Ghana, the delegation also watched exhibition baseball games played by Little and Senior League teams, visited Elmina and Cape Coast Slave Forts, and was specially hosted by Ghana’s Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Aliu Mahama and U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Pamela Bridgewater.  See exciting photos below: