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Aguadilla kids up close and personal with baseball greats

Kids belonging to the Casa Juan Bosco in Aguadilla spend time with MLB players over the weekend.

Kids belonging to the Casa Juan Bosco in Aguadilla spend time with MLB players over the weekend.

A group of 14 kids between the ages of eight and 14 belonging to the Casa Juan Bosco in Aguadilla got a chance the chance to live an experience of a lifetime last weekend, when they had front-row seats during the first batting practices by the Major League Baseball players who represented Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic that wrapped up Sunday.

The youngsters were able to spend time with the players at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium thanks to the combined efforts of wireless carrier T-Mobile and former MLB great Carlos Delgado’s Extra Bases nonprofit organization.

“At T-Mobile we’re committed to Puerto Rico and its future, and experiences like these can make the life of a child. We’re honored to make this event possible and we are confident it will be an unforgettable day for them,” said Frances Rodríguez, public relations manager of T-Mobile.

Meanwhile, Delgado said, “It is important to continue to invest in our children and our youth, and the program that Casa Juan Bosco has been successfully leading for more than 17 years, is an example that it can be done.”

The kids spent time with the players in batting practice and in an activity where they had the opportunity to meet them personally.

La Casa Juan Bosco is a nonprofit organization in Aguadilla that provides a place where children can meet after school hours. Its primary purpose is to prevent the crime activity among children and adolescents living in high-risk sectors.

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