Global Activism: Township Youth Baseball
Baseball is not the national pastime in
Ian Edelstein is an assistant coach to the South African Philippi Angels baseball team. They were started last year by Nyameko Gabada, who grew up in
In their inaugural season, the Angels had a strong showing: Their Under-12 team finished in 1st place and their Under-14 team was 2nd place in the B-League.
Their only diamond is a rocky drainage ditch full of broken glass and mud, so they always have to be the "away team".
Ian is trying to gain support for providing his players with equipment, shoes, uniforms, food, transportation, and a safe place to play.
-Video of the Philippi Angels on YouTube
-Community Involvement on Ian's Website