ZAGREB, 19 May 2020 – Youth baseball is on the rise in Croatia, especially in the capital Zagreb.
The only team that is not using a proper baseball field for practice is Zagreb Red Sox – the Little League champions in Croatia. The other four junior teams in the country all have their baseball fields at disposal.
The Zagreb-based club is planning to build its own field and has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first phase – a backstop net.
“At the moment we are using plain meadow by the local school. Some of these kids have been playing baseball for 7 years already. Building a Backstop will allow them to have batting practice without having to run for a missed ball in nettle bush to get the ball. The same goes for pitching practice.”
The Backstop will be 5 meters high and 18 meters wide.
U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, Mr. Robert Kohorst will match ‘dollar for dollar’ for every donation up to HRK 2,000 ($285).
“These kids are tough and don’t even feel the disadvantage. Help to make them safer. Help them hit and throw more balls per practice as they should,” the club said.
More details and how to donate on the link HERE.