Sport has always been used to bring groups of people together for goodwill ever since the first Olympic games in 776 BC. In today’s sporting world where soccer is king, there are other sports enthusiasts using lesser known activities – baseball – to spread good sportsmanship while raising awareness about social causes.
The African Baseball Network (ABN) is an organization that uses baseball as a recreational tool to enhance education and socio-cultural exchanged within marginalized communities in Africa and the United States. Some of ABN’s programs include computer literacy, baseball development skills, HIV/AIDS education and awareness while encouraging interactive recreational activities. The organization currently uses its Facebook group page to recruit volunteers and spread the word about their initiative.