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Baseball In Poland

This year the Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary as a 501-c-3 non profit organization promoting Baseball in Poland.  The organization was founded in January of 1991 by Stanley Kokoska of Willimantic, CT and a group of baseball enthusiasts.  They collected used baseball equipment and shipped it to Poland.  Then Stan would go to Poland in the summer to teach the children the sport, traveling between several towns.

Today Stan is retired and Al Koproski is it’s new President.  We still collect used and new baseball and softball equipment, which we send to several towns and coaches throughout Poland, free of charge.  We have now partnered with the Polska-Zwiazek Baseballu, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Sports in Poland.  This organization, together with the PNYBF hopes to expand Baseball and Softball in Poland, which has Soccer as its national sport.

Mr. Tom Krajewski of Boston, NY has been our Poland representative for many years and Mr. Raymond Rolak of Canton, Michigan has organized baseball in summer camps run by the Kosciuszko Foundation of New York City.  The PNYBF has supplied the equipment for these summer camps each year.

If you would like to volunteer to collect equipment for the children, teach baseball or softball or conduct clinics in Poland contact Al Koproski at 203-323-9944.  The organization not only provides equipment but also builds baseball fields, free of charge to the children and community where they live.  If you would like to donate financially checks can be made out to the PNYBF and sent to Al Koproski at 222 Ocean Drive East, Stamford, CT 06902.  We thank all who have donated and supported us in the past.

Al Koproski

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