CBW donates Naf. 18,000.- to CBDF

On behalf as former CBW main organizer Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort donated Naf. 18,000.- (U$D 10,000.-) to the Curaçao Baseball Development Foundation (CBDF). This donation arises from the CBW charity auction dinner last December 2016. The CBDF will use the amount to realize the upcoming Little League baseball tournament (13 – 18 years). Also all participating local baseball organizations will receive ten dozens of baseballs (12 balls per dozen).

Auction dinner
During the biggest yearly baseball event of Curaçao, very special baseball and non-baseball collector’s items were auctioned at the charity dinner: signed balls, bats, gloves and jerseys from players as Jones, Balentien, Gregorius, Schoop and Profar. Also non-baseball items such as signed running shoes and a signed Olympics 2016 jersey from Dutch and local top athlete in 100m and 200m; Churandy Martina.

Eventually Naf. 77.400,- (U$D 43.000,-) is raised at the auction and Naf. 18.000 benefit the CBDF. The remaining amount of money is used to realize other donations: Naf. 9000,- to the FDDK and of course the realization of the MLB Kids Trip to Miami next month.

Curaçao Baseball Development Foundation
‘On behalf of the CBDF board we would like to thank the Curaçao Baseball Week and Blue Bay for this donation. This contribution will help us enormously in the development of our youth thanks to the baseball sport. In addition we are very happy that the unique CBW initiative will retain their right to exist in order to promote the sport, the island and the local solidarity the coming three years.’ Said by Lipo Elhage, President of the Curaçao Baseball Development Foundation.

‘Besides all baseball activities during the CBW, raising money for charity plays an important role in the total concept since the first edition in 2013. To support the local baseball sport as much as we can, an allocation plan is developed in cooperation with co-organizers Sir Hensley ‘Bam Bam’ Meulens and Ben Thijssen to realize the donations every year. On behalf of the CBW organization we kindly help the relatively young CBDF, so they can achieve their goals concerning talent development on Curaçao. We support this success from and for Curaçao.’ Said by Vincent Zrour, Commercial Manager at Blue Bay Resort.

The Curaçao Baseball Week 2017 takes place from 24th of November till 3rd of December 2017. New main organizers Tao Curaçao and Qube will announce the first exciting revelations very soon.