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LA Dodgers, Ghana Baseball announce partnership

BY: Kweku Zurek
LA Dodgers announces partnership with Ghana Baseball
LA Dodgers, Ghana Baseball announce partnership

The Ghana Baseball and Softball Federation (GBSF) has announced a partnership with American professional baseball team Los Angeles (LA) Dodgers to help develop baseball in Ghana.

The partnership, themed "Creating Partnerships For The Good of the People" was announced on the second day of the Dodgers 10-day visit to the country.

Speaking at the announcement on Friday in Accra, the Dodgers Africa Operations Director, Mr Joe Harrington said the visit was to enable the Dodgers to assess the state of the sport in the country and find the best way to give opportunities to Ghanaian youth in sports and education.

"Our mission is to inspire the continent on the field, in the classroom and most importantly as human beings," Mr Harrington said.

"We think that everyone deserves the opportunity to play baseball and have that service of the vehicle for other opportunities that they can provide, so we actually want to get everyone involved to help develop the sport, not only here in Accra but other regions."

On his part, the President of the GBSF, Mr Ernest Danso said the federation was on a mission to make baseball a household name in Ghana.

He said his outfit was also hopeful of exploring ways to improve the development of the sport with support from the Dodgers organization.

Mr Kenneth Annang, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) thanked the Los Angeles Dodgers team for choosing Ghana among the few countries to develop the sport and also commended them for their vision to involve all the 16 regions in the partnership.