The WBSC Baseball 5 project was nominated for the Peace and Sport Award
The latest initiative of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) was nominated for the Peace and Sport Foundation Awards. The Baseball 5 is competing in the `Sports Made Easy` category and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on Dec. 7 at the 10th Anniversary H Forum of the Monte Carlo NGO (Monaco, 6-8 December). Competitors of the WBSC concept are two other innovative concepts;the Brazilian charity fund `Oda Solidarita` and the independent British Cycling Union `Yorkshire Bike`. We at WBSC are touched and honored to be among these excellent candidates, `said Confederation President Ricardo Fracari, ` Baseball and softball are being practiced by hundreds of millions of people around the world for over 100 years. `We are now particularly focusedon the creation of a new discipline that will serve as an easy-to-use tool to provide such social and sporting benefits but with a smaller and simplified version of the game. This important project fully matches our intention to reach a billion people and this prestigiousnnation gives us confidence that we are on the right track. `
concept of street baseball` 5 of 5 `was first presented in August in Africa. During the Friendship Games in Bujumbura (Burundi), volunteers from the French Baseball and Softball Federation (FFBS) demonstrated the simplified version of the American game to local children. `Baseball 5` does not require absolutely any equipment, and everything is a tennis ball with a cut envelope. Instead of a bat and gloves, players use their bare hands. Two teams of five players take part and the game according football365picks
continues 5 innings. The first World Cup will be held at the end of this week in Havana (Cuba, November 23-24).
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