The success of Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic has reignited a pride in Israel that has penetrated people throughout the world. The global media has been very positive and many have noted that never in recent years has Israel received so much positive press outside of it being referenced as the Start Up Nation.
Israeli youth and young adults have been competing in international baseball tournaments over the last 20 years. Despite the fact that Israeli teams do not have their own training facilities and stadiums, the teams remain competitive and have built friendship and goodwill throughout Western and Eastern Europe and the U.S.
We are building Israel’s first professional baseball stadium in Beit Shemesh! In the first agreement of its kind in Israel, the Beit Shemesh baseball non-profit organization received the rights to build, maintain and control its own baseball field, which will serve as the national baseball center. The land had been given to use by the city of Beit Shemesh. Plans include a regulation-sized baseball field for adult play, and two smaller fields for youth baseball. Batting cages, dugouts, lights and spectator stands are all part of the plan.
Be part of history as we build Israel’s national baseball center to help train our future baseball athletes so that they can continue to compete in international competitions.
The Jewish National Fund’s Project Baseball has endorsed this project and has committed partial funding of the project.
Read more about Team Israel’s Success at the World Baseball Classic in The New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/team-israel-means-american-jews-watching-wbc-article-1.2996797
Please donate and be a part of this important project.
- Dan Rootenberg
- Ben Ross
Beit Shemesh Baseball
American Friends of Baseball Bet Shemesh
Donations are 100% tax deductible.