Pearl Baseball and Softball Foundation is an organization driven by the desire to transform community with a gift of baseball. We started training kids and establishing both school and community teams back in 2012. We have been working out on fields that are more soccer than any other sport. The ownership of these fields is majorly by the schools. There are a number of challenges that are associated with these fields. 1. Being soccer fields, they are mostly occupied by the soccer players giving baseball teams very little time to work out and most times missing the training. 2. We couldn't easily upgrade the fields because of the crazy protocol on getting permission to do it. Even if it were possible, you would not expect to have even 50 % time training on the fields. This has hindered the growth of baseball in Uganda. 3. The rough conditions the fields are in is not suitable for baseball training. These frustrations have opened our eyes to the fact that we can own our fully baseball and softball facilities and even put up extra for other sports as well. This is why we want to build a baseball complex. We want to construct advanced facilities for our players so that they are capable to competing internationally with confidence. 99% of players from Africa have never stepped foot on a real baseball or softball pitch. Besides seeing them in videos for those who have got the opportunity, many have never seen one. We want to be able to avail these facilities so that our players are properly equipped.
The complex comes with very many benefits. We have been holding tournaments in a challenging way. You have got to first consider the soccer programs with the schools before you can make your schedule for games. This has caused conflicts where you find you planned a game on a day that the soccer people also played to play a fun game! And in most cases you have nothing to do but walk away in disappointment. We want our teams to be able to play without the fear of someone chasing them away from the pitch. We want to be able to build other facilities around the field so we can effectively operate. We look at having a guest house for officials, dormitories for players, weight room, batting cages, bullpens and so on! This is why we need your support. An acre of land in the country place we want to build in costs $1500.
- With a gift of $25 from 60 people we are able to buy an acre! Please consider donating so that Pearl can have land where we can forever impact hundreds of children with a gift of baseball and softball and other secondary sports. Join in the journey to forever change the development of baseball and softball in Africa.
Our plan is to be able to get 10 acres of land. However, as we started raising funds, we came to adjust on our goal by lowering the goal. We thought it might have taken us a lot of time to raise funds for all the 10 acres. We have decided to raise funds for 2 acres. Once we have this land we are going to work on putting up one field as we work on expanding the site to accommodate more facilities.
We ask you to support us acquire the first 2 acres of land so that we can get started on setting up our first field.
Thank you so much and God bless you!