On Wednesday, 14-year old Irish baseball player Liam Shier will arrive at JFK Airport. Liam and his dad will spend one week in the US, as Liam participates in a variety of baseball camps, clinics, and games, in New York and Rhode Island.
Liam’s trip to America is part of the Baseball United Foundation’s Player Exchange Initiative (PEI). Liam was selected by Baseball Ireland and the Baseball United Foundation because of his talent and passion for baseball.
The primary goal of the PEI is to help international baseball players to improve their skills through an immersive baseball experience. To that end, Liam will be participating in the Hardball NY Baseball Academy on 7/24 and 7/25, followed by a game with the Slocum Baseball Club in Rhode Island on 7/26. Liam and his dad will attend a Yankees game on 7/27 and then he will receive a private lesson from Chicago White Sox scout John Tumminia on 7/28.
The secondary goal is to raise awareness and donations from international baseball programs among baseball fans in America. To accomplish this, we’ve setup a number of informal “meet and greet” events for Liam to meet baseball fans in New York and Ireland.
Baseball United Foundation
The Baseball United Foundation is a 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization. We work with international baseball organizations to provide instruction, equipment, and fundraising assistance to teams, leagues, and players in areas where baseball is a new or developing sport.
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