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SOUTH AFRICAN BASEBALL DREAM

SOUTH AFRICAN BASEBALL DREAM

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My name is Derick Baylis and I am 32 and live in Cape Town, South Africa.

The funds are needed for me to get to an upcoming Olympic Africa zone qualifier.
The biggest obstacle is the time frame of which the funds need to be raised. We have only been told 3 weeks ahead of the tour that we have been selected into the South African National team and each player must pay their own trip and uniforms.

I have played baseball since the age of 6 and have worked hard my whole life to finally be given the opportunity to represent my country in the sport that I am so passionate about and to be given the chance of being an Olympic athlete.

The first leg of my journey starts 26 April 2019 and all funds need to be in by 25 April 2019.
The funds will go towards all the uniforms and travel expenses - this will be a 9-day tour for the South African baseball team against all the other qualifying African teams
R 5000-R 6000 Uniforms
R 10000 - R 11 000 travel and accommodation

These funds will allow me to reach my dream of playing for my country and ultimately becoming an Olympic athlete.

Playing at this level opens many doors of opportunity as an individual player and a team. The exposure could lead to potential job opportunities or scouting to play at the next level.

These funds will all be going towards the support in raising money to get me to play in the Africa Qualifiers at the end of April.

Any funds extra raised will be going towards the next leg of the Journey where we will play in Italy for our shot to be in the Olympics

Donations

  • Apr 25, 2019 - USD $ 36.81
  • "Amazing achievement all the very best from Aus" - BN et al

  • Apr 12, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck - spent many an hour next to the field with my boys - Nicholas & Sean Fortmann - great memories " - Ursula

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Way to go " - Anon

  • Apr 10, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Good luck Boytjie!!!" - Sharon

  • Apr 09, 2019 - USD $ 24.78
  • "Congrats Boytjie, all the best for the tournament " - UK Johnson's

  • Apr 08, 2019 - USD $ 22.39
  • "Good Luck" - Scioban Herrmann

  • Apr 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Go get em Boytjie! What an excellent achievement! " - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 2 015.71

Fundraising target

R 16 000.00
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The funds are needed for me to get to an upcoming Olympic Africa zone qualifier.  The biggest obstacle is the time frame of which the funds need to be raised. We have only been told 3 weeks ahead of the tour threat we have been selected into the South African National team and each player must pay their own trip and uniforms.