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Home-Run Against Poverty

$250 of $2,730 goal

Raised by 15 people in 6 months
Created November 14, 2017
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I am Steven Grullon, a senior at The Met High School located in Providence, RI and a baseball aficionado helping kids with a love and passion for baseball escape poverty. As you may know, the Dominican Republic is known for it’s beautiful beaches, soaring mountains and of course,  rich baseball talent. Though we also suffer under extreme poverty; as a developing country more than a third of our population lives on under $1.25 a day.   


The Dominican Republic’s rich talent in baseball sees many hometown prospects recruited to Major League Baseball each year. Some of the MLB’s most widely recognized players (David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Sammy Sosa, Juan Marichal, and many more) were once young Dominican prospects coming from impoverished neighborhoods.


Sadly, baseball is one of just a few ways of escaping the reality these young kids experience. Yet, even with all the love, effort and hard work these kids put into the sport, the obstacles are many. Poverty keeps many kids from the luxury of good baseball equipment. They lack bats, gloves, balls, cleats, and helmets with which to practice, grow, and excel as a players.


This is why, for my High School Senior Project, I will be collecting new and used baseball equipment to distribute to Liga Vinicio Mateo, a non-profit baseball academy that trains these young players. I will be traveling to San Cristobal, Dominican Republic to deliver these donations in person and meet with the extraordinary young and hopeful players.


With your help, we can make a difference in these kids life and help them escape the hardship they suffer under. This is why I am graciously asking for your support to make this project a success.

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Soy Steven Grullon, estudiante de último año en la escuela secundaria The Met High School ubicada en Providence, Rhode Island, y un aficionado al béisbol que quiere ayudar a los niños que tienen pasión y amor por el béisbol para escapar la pobreza. Como ustedes ya sabrán, la república dominican es conocida por sus hermosas playas, altas montañas y por supuesto, sus grandes talentos en el deporte principal, beisbol.

Aunque, sufrimos de alta o extrema pobreza; como país en desarrollo, más de un tercio de nuestra población viven bajo $1.25 por dia.


El rico talento de la República Dominicana en el béisbol ve a muchos prospectos locales reclutados para Grandes Ligas cada año. Algunos de los jugadores más reconocidos de la MLB (David Ortiz, Pedro Martínez, Sammy Sosa, Juan Marichal y muchos más) alguna vez fueron jóvenes prospectos dominicanos provenientes de barrios empobrecidos.


Tristemente, el béisbol es una de las pocas formas de escapar de la realidad que experimentan estos niños pequeños. Sin embargo, incluso con todo el amor, el esfuerzo y el arduo trabajo que estos niños ponen en el deporte, los obstáculos son muchos. La pobreza aleja a muchos niños del lujo de una buena utilitaria de béisbol. Carecen de bates, guantes, pelotas, zapatillas y cascos con los que practican, para crecer y destacarse como jugadores.


Esta es la razón la cual, para mi proyecto final de bachillerato, coleccionare equipos de béisbol nuevos y usados ​​para distribuir a la Liga Vinicio Mateo, una academia de béisbol sin fines de lucro que entrena a estos jóvenes jugadores. Viajaré a San Cristóbal, República Dominicana para entregar estas donaciones en persona y reunirme con los extraordinarios jugadores jóvenes y optimistas.


Con su ayuda, podemos hacer una diferencia en la vida de estos niños y ayudarlos a escapar de las dificultades que sufren. Es por eso que le pido gentilmente su apoyo para que este proyecto sea un éxito.



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Home Run Against Poverty has received it's first equipment donation thanks to our donors Pitch In For Baseball. We are now a step closer from a Home Run Against Poverty!
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$250 of $2,730 goal

Raised by 15 people in 6 months
Created November 14, 2017
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