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A true story for thousands of Dominican Families

Dominican children who drop out of school to chase the MLB dream, typically spend 9-15 years with little education and vocational training. Even those who “successfully” navigate this broken system, typically return home to the Dominican Republic empty handed, still facing an uphill battle to provide for themselves and their family.

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Our Impact

First Year Accomplishments

8 USA College Scholarships & 1 MLB Contract Signed

New York Mets & Partnership with Dream Big Foundation

English Classes & Professional Certification Courses

Year-Round with IDFF & INFOTEP Certified Teachers

Lunch Program

Full Year Sponsored by More Than Baseball

Clean Drinking Water

Year-Round, Unlimited Supply


Provided by United Doctors & 24 Local Businesses


Pro-Style Baseball Practices

with Former New York Mets (MiLB) Player


Modern Gym

with IDFF Certified Trainers & Pro Style Training Systems


3,000+ Pounds of Baseball Equipment & Clothing

Donated by Friends, Teams & “Level The Playing Field” Foundation


School Supplies, Laptops & Smartphones

Donated by Friends of the Foundation


2 Dominican National Team Players

One “Baseball Island” Player…and our Head Coach!


3 Full-Time & 2 Part-Time Jobs Created

with Healthcare Benefits

Professional Development

ASSIMIL-Style English Lessons
Necessary school supplies included

Professional Development Courses 

Scholarships provided. Internationally recognized certifications

Networking Experiences

Connected with internationally recognized experts, with backgrounds in sport medicine, sports business, government, and USA college coaches

Job Opportunities

We hire talented Dominican professionals and support local businesses to provide our Baseball Island Foundation programs.

Athletic Development

Baseball & Strength Training
Professional & NCAA Division 1 College Baseball Experience. Internationally Certified Strength Coaches (IDFF & NASM)

High-End Gym Access
Cutting edge strength training equipment 

Baseball-Specific Yoga Classes
Led by former New York Yankees (Dominican Academy) Instructor, Ondina Sosa.

Basic Needs
& Supplies

Supplemental Meals 

Lunch program provided by More Than Baseball

Clean Drinking Water (full-year supply) 
for hundreds of local kids and coaches

Baseball Equipment & Clothing
3,000+ pounds shipped internationally & delivered to hundreds of players and coaches across the entire province of Samana.

Gently used laptop computers and cell phones

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With your help, through donations, sponsorships, and sharing our story, The Baseball Island Foundation will be able to continue making dreams come true for hardworking families here in the Dominican Republic.

Help us build the most complete program in the Dominican Republic

USA College Scholarship Fund

Our university-ready boys can’t afford college showcase fees, passports, US Embassy fees & USA Flights ($19k USD)

30-Seat School Bus Purchase

& Full Year Transportation Program

An immediate game-changer for our community + 2 Full-Time Jobs Created ($40k USD)

Bilingual High School Program Launch (CENAPEC)

5 full-time teachers, led by former Colorado Rockies Director of Education ($98k USD)

Full “Community Campus” Sponsorship for 1 Year!

All of our existing programs as well as:

USA College Fund, School Bus & Bilingual High School Launch for 60 Student-Athletes: 12 Jobs Created & 7 Local Businesses Supported ($287k USD)

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