Chemainus to host Cuban Baseball Team

Posted by BC Baseball Association on Mar 27 2017 at 10:26PM PDT in 2017 Season

In 2016, young athletes from the Chemainus and District Baseball Association travelled to Cuba to play baseball with the team in the city of Mazantas, Cuba. The life lessons gained by the players, coaches and chaperones far surpassed just playing the game of baseball and has led to a once in a life-time opportunity for the young athletes from Mazantas to visit Canada!

The government of Cuba has granted these players permission to come to Vancouver Island to play baseball from July 14 through July 21 2017. A total of 25 players, coaches and organizers will stay in selected billeted homes in the Chemainus area and will have a very busy itinerary of baseball games along with some uniquely Vancouver Island cultural experiences.

Your help is needed – Step up to the Plate!

Financial Assistance any amount that can contribute to the estimated cost of $1000 per person
Meals financial contribution towards or actual meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner
Mini Bus financial contribution or the actual rental of a mini bus for logistical needs Humanitarian Donations sports equipment and school supplies

Rick Shay, VP of Chemainus and District Baseball Association is coordinating all donations. 1.250.709.7524 or email at

The document Cuba/Chemainus Press Release was attached to this post.