Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Metropolitan Junior Baseball League

By Kevin L. Nichols

The Kappa Alpha Psi Youth Baseball Program and the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League (MJBL) will soon conduct their first Black Baseball World Series at Benedict College in South Carolina.

Metropolitan Junior Baseball League participants

The MJBL was founded in 1966 because African American youth were not allowed to participate in Little League baseball. Today, the goal of the World Series is to bridge youth sports with historically black colleges and universities by providing education opportunities that may possibly lead to athletic scholarships.
At the series’ completion, the participants will take a four day black college tour. The coordinator and the MJBL’s West Coast commissioner, Steve McClendon, Coach Brent Thibeaux and Coach Bert Strane will lead the players during the series. Detroit Tigers pitcher Dontrelle Willis will supply the uniforms.

The MJBL is seeking financial support for these endeavors. Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to: Kappa Alpha Psi Community Project, 1026 10th St., Oakland, CA 94607.
For more information, call Steve McClendon at (510) 532- 7906.

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