SOURCE: Compassion International

Compassion International

July 13, 2010 15:33 ET

St. Louis Cardinals Slugger, Albert Pujols' Pujols Family Foundation Partners With Compassion International to Launch Batey Baseball in Batey Aleman, Dominican Republic

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Almost 150 children from Batey Aleman receive new equipment, courtesy of Nike and Rawlings, as they gear up for the first-ever organized little league in this impoverished, remote child development center. The program will teach life skills and character development, as well as baseball to Compassion-assisted children in the Dominican Republic. 

WHAT: 

Launch of Batey Baseball in the Dominican Republic - Representatives from the Pujols Family Foundation and Compassion International, as well as the President of Rawlings, will take part in distributing equipment and organizing the teams as well as introduction of coaches.

WHEN: 

Friday, July 23 - July 28, 2010

WHERE: 

Batey Aleman, Dominican Republic -- contact Kathy Redmond at (720) 841-0078 for details

COVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

  • T.V. LIVE SHOTS
  • Visuals - Impoverished children outfitted in Pujols designed baseball uniforms receiving brand new equipment. Kids playing baseball while volunteers cheer them on. An impoverished community working hard to ensure the children have a baseball field on which to play.
  • Interviews - Batey Aleman kids who have received amazing gifts of hope and love from one of the Dominican Republic's national heroes. Some of these children have never received a present. Pujols Foundation and Compassion International representatives who have carefully put this program together and the President of Rawlings who generously donated thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
  • Interview requests for Albert Pujols can be made through Kathy Redmond at 720-841-0078.

Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that works to permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children -- enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded nine consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.

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