Experience of a Lifetime

My name is Kai Caranto.  I am a 4th grade student from Santa Clarita, California.

I feel very fortunate because I have been selected to represent USA in the USA-LABC (Latin American Baseball Classic) in the Dominican Republic.   The tournament dates are August 6 – August 12, 2015.  The team will be coached by former MLB stars, current college coaches, and nationally acclaimed baseball coaches.  This international tournament brings baseball players from Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Brazil, St. Croix, St. Thomas, and the British Virgin Islands.  This is an opportunity for me to play the game I love most.   

Because I am receiving such a great honor, I want to make giving a big part of this experience.   We will be donating bats, baseballs, gloves, baseball shoes, school supplies and trinkets to give to the Latin players whom desperately need such items.

Aside from playing baseball, I am looking forward to seeing new places and making new friends.  Most importantly, I am looking forward to learning different ways various teams play the game of baseball. This is going to be an awesome experience of a lifetime,  for me, my family, and most especially, our team.  

It is going to be a great honor to represent USA and my home town of Santa Clarita Valley.  

From us, the parents...
We are blessed to have the opportunity for our son, Kai, to go to the Dominican Republic this summer and represent the USA team!

Kai took an interest in the game of baseball at the early age of three.   Now at the age of 10, it is incredible to look back at all those memorable moments he's had with various groups of baseball friends and families through the passed years.

He is in a great time of his life doing well in school with a 3.0 average, having an awesome support group of family and friends, and being beyond excited about getting a chance to represent his country.  

With this being an unexpected and amazing surprise for 2015, we are in a position of needing to raise funds to make this trip happen.   We are humbly asking for any support that you can generously offer to make this dream trip a reality for Kai.

The Caranto family thanks you for taking the time to read this and whatever amount you can donate is wholeheartedly appreciated!


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Rainel Caranto 
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