The Rotary Club of East Nassau recently donated $1,500 to the Junior Baseball League of Nassau to pay registration fees for 15 girls who would otherwise not have been able to afford to play.
Accepting the donation from Rotary, Julian Brown of the JBLN explained that the aim of  league is to provide young Bahamians with an opportunity to participate in an activity that promotes healthy living through athletics and encourages social development. Participants learn important life lessons such as goal setting, self discipline, winning and losing graciously and showing respect for players, coaches and umpires. JBLN started with 60 players and now, 25 years later, boasts a total of 490 players from over 25 public and private schools.
The Girls Softball Division began 3 years ago with 50 girls. Today there are 100 in the programme, many of the whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The programme enables them to build self esteem and cultivate team spirit.
Pictured  left to right are Julian Brown (JBLN) Rosalyn Brown (Rotary Club of East Nassau) & Eddie Gardiner (JBLN)