SM Toyonaka Baseball Team Fund '15

$9,784 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 36 months
Gavin Owen
for San Mateo Sister City Association Inc
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Konichiwa!  こんにちは
We are the 2015 San Mateo-Toyonaka All-Star Baseball Team.

Our sister city baseball exchange program started in 1979 and every four years, we have the privilege of sending 20 young baseball players to our Sister City in Toyonaka, Japan for a once in a life time experience.  The team, consisting of twenty 11 and 12 year old players, chosen through a rigorous tryout process, will get to experience many facets of Japanese culture firsthand, play competitive baseball against our sister city's All-Star teams, homestay for a week with a Japanese family, and make friends that can last a lifetime.  

We want to provide this experience to any child who can possibly make our team, so we also try and raise 100% of the funds for the cost of the trip, as to not exclude those families who may not otherwise be able to send their child.  

So, we need your help to cover plane tickets, train travel, uniforms, meals, and other expenses that make this trip possible.  

We are also a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax deductible.

Anything helps! Please donate to keep this wonderful experience alive and strong for future generations of children.

どもありがとうございます。
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Some classic images from our program...
Traditional dance performance 2011
1990 Team
Players meeting host families 2011
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$9,784 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 36 months
Created March 2, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc
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San Mateo, CA
EIN: 941588552
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Anonymous
29 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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DF
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Dino & Lisa Ferrari
31 months ago

Congrats Will Bonini! Sorry it took so long to donate, I just found the letter in a pile on my desk! Have a great time!

JD
$100
Jane Daughenbaugh
31 months ago

Go San Mateo-Toyonaka All-Star Baseball Team!

JP
$50
Janet Purdy
31 months ago

Good luck to Jake W. and the whole team! We look forward to hearing all about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Love, Uncle Jon, Aunt Janet, Elaina, Megan and Collin

MB
$100
Mike and Kim De Benedetti
31 months ago

幸運ノーランと豊中オールスターズ。良いことをあなたのお母さんのような叩く! Good luck Nolan and Toyonaka All-Stars!

JR
$100
Jennifer Robison
31 months ago

The Ippolito-Robison family has great memories of Robbie's team and our guests from Toyonaka

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