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PUERTO RICO

Unicef-Maestro Cares
Play Ball Again

All over, Puerto Rico
Grand Opening: December 2019
Play Ball Again will restore 25 Little League fields across Puerto Rico to productive use. Baseball plays a significant role in the development of youth leadership and in creating safe spaces for structured and unstructured leisure time in Puerto Rico. The island is home to a very competitive Little League program, with several thousand youth participants, and is one of the strongest producers of Major League Baseball players.

Maestro Cares Foundation and The Good Bunny Foundation joined this effort to repair and rehabilitate six baseball fields throughout Puerto Rico in the cities of Vega Baja, Loiza, Isla Verde, Yabucoa, and Yauco. These baseball fields were destroyed in 2017 after the landfall of Hurricane Maria. Baseball fields in Puerto Rico are some of the most important cultural hubs of local communities. Reconstructing these six baseball fields is extremely important to provide safe and healthy environments to children and families in Puerto Rico.

We estimate 4,000 youth will be impacted by this initiative.

When Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico in 2017, they devastated community baseball programs across the island, shredding more than 300 fields where young people once played and world-class talent had long been nurtured.

Thanks to our Partners

Good Bunny Foundation
Unicef
LISC

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