Our team is the NBL (National Baseball League) team for the London Mets Baseball & Softball Club. We are part of the British Baseball Federation.
Here's a great video that the Sports Gazette did about our team's hopes this year:
Last year we won the National Championship which means that we qualify to go to the Federations Cup Qualifier in Moscow in June. This was our team's 5th Championship (the most in Britain).
We have set up this campaign to help to pay for visas, flights, hotels, and meals during our trip. This would mean that some very deserving players who work hard to help us make it into this tournament would be able to afford to travel and play with us.
The Fed Cup Qualifier is a major European Baseball Tournament. If we win the Qualifier, the entire British Baseball Federation (BBF) moves up into the Federations Cup tournament. That means that whoever wins the British Championship this year would get to play in an even bigger, more exciting international tournament next year.
Each year, some of our better players are unable to make this trip because of the costs. This means that our chances, and therefore British Baseball's chances, of moving up to the Federations Cup are hurt. It also feels horrible to leave people behind who deserve to be there to play with us.
This campaign is our appeal to fans of British Baseball, or just Baseball to help us out. Any funds that we don't use in Moscow will be donated to the London Mets Baseball & Softball Club - which will help Baseball & Softball players from age 6 up.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- The London Mets NBL team
- Phil Burkin
- Carrie Mendes
- Janis Spencer-Power
- todd Baxter
- todd Baxter