Larry Bairstow Meets with the Coach of a Dominican Youth Baseball Team

The Forkball Foundation Mission

Our Mission is a simple one: to deliver new and gently used Little League baseball equipment to players, schools, and youth leagues in the Dominican Republic.

While the Dominican Republic is known for its passion for baseball, many children play the sport with poor equipment—or even no equipment at all. Their bats are often dozens of years old. Gloves have been handed down for generations. Baseballs are used until they literally fall apart. And most teams cannot afford uniforms or hats.

The Forkball Foundation is dedicated to helping these children to enjoy the game more completely by delivering the type of baseball equipment that we often take for granted in the United States.

Through the cooperation of Little League organizations across Massachusetts, we have been able to outfit a number of teams around Puerto Plata, and we look forward to outfitting many more in the years to come.

© 2008 The Forkball Foundation