Coach: George Mukhobe - Kampala, Uganda
While coordinating national efforts to spread the game in schools and raise the level of the country’s coaches, all as a volunteer, George continues to lead after-school practices in Nsambya. He does all this work as a volunteer. George continues to develop his coaching skills, but already has the most important ingredient: the trust and respect of his players.
Player: Lilian - Uganda
Lilian came to the Play Global baseball clinics in Gayaza, always early and always enthusiastic. She'd only been playing for less than a year, and had never used a baseball glove before. She learned fast, and coach Pat Doyle helped adjust her batting stance and timing in the batting cages. Lilian was excited to "hit the ball a long way." One of just a handful of girls on the field, Lilian said, "I like to play with the boys because they encourage me and give me strength that I can play the game."
Player: Kenneth - Uganda
Kenneth lives at the Mama Jane orphanage in Jinja, Uganda. At age 15, he was the captain of his local team and a skilled second baseman. Now 16, Kenneth appreciates the impact that baseball has had on his life. “Baseball taught me teamwork and how to overcome pressure,” he says. Kenneth likes to watch online videos of Major League Baseball players to help him become a better fielder. “I can give you more than a thousand reasons for playing baseball,” he explains, “ I just like learning new skills.”
October 2015 - Tom Gillespie is featured on The Real Deal in Sports, hosted by Josh Chetwynd on KGNU in Denver
March 2015 - Baseball Le'Kulam is featured in The Jerusalem Post and on i24 News
January 2015 - The Hardball Times publishes a story about Uganda baseball by Bojan Koprivica
September 2014 - Play Global is featured in Junior Baseball Magazine
August 18, 2014 - Play Global is featured in All Africa and Mister Baseball
March 21, 2014 - Play Global is featured in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
December 2, 2013 - Peace Players International features Play Global in its blog article:
Play Global!: The Baseball Experience
November 26, 2013 - Play Global's Tom Gillespie is interviewed on Top Coach Podcast
March 12, 2013 - Read about Play Global from a business perspective in the article Small Nonprofit with Big Ideas: Opening Day for Play Global! on the Business Techniques for Troubled Times blog.