Our 14-year old son recently participated in a fantastic 8-day trip to the Dominican Republic with GBA founder Isaias Franco and his hand-picked crew of coaches, parents and professional contacts.

Isaias is incredibly well-organized and thoughtful. His advance work included setting up contingent medical support, visiting multiple accommodations to ensure the boys would have a safe and comfortable place to stay, and of course, arranging games with at least four different local teams.

Along the way the kids met and worked with professional ball players on major league fields and with teams from isolated rural areas. In some places the whole town showed up to cheer on the teams!

The trip was equally about baseball and good will. The kids donated equipment to each team they played with and were met with incredible generosity and kindness. Our son was deeply touched and inspired by the people he met each day.

I would recommend this trip to any serious baseball fan who wants to be part of a professional tour of Dominican baseball while getting to know the heart of the DR.

Joanna Omi (parent)

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