Friday, October 9, 2015

A Home Run for a Better World!

Grand Slam Baseball to mark 70th Anniversary of the United Nations in New Delhi

This year, United Nations Day (24 October) will be observed in New Delhi in a rather unusual way; with an exhibition international youth baseball match; and, in the true spirit of the UN, with student players representing several nations of the world being hosted in the baseball field at the Embassy of the United States in Chanakyapuri.

Showcasing unity and diversity, this exhibition match will be viewed by members of the UN family, diplomats, NGOs and school and college staffers.

The New Delhi Little League, a decades-old tradition held annually in the US Embassy, perfectly captures the spirit of diversity and collaboration and the United Nations Day celebrations will highlights the UN theme of Sports for Peace and Development.

In addition to players representing the American Embassy School, British School, Pathways, Modern School, Delhi Public School and others, the event will feature appearances by top United Nations and US Embassy representatives. Principals and board members from other local and international schools will also be on hand to witness how youth baseball offers unparalleled opportunities to learn and nurture valuable life-skills and celebrate diversity.

Grand Slam Baseball develops youth and adult baseball across India while creating life-changing opportunities for players and coaches both in India and abroad.  Whether it’s enabling government school students to play alongside athletes from the country’s best institutions, or of using the game of baseball as a means to enable India’s brightest candidates to attend universities in the United States (and elsewhere), Grand Slam baseball is bringing a sporting revolution to India. 

Learn more about how baseball is changing lives at or

National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre
for India and Bhutan
55, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Tel: 91 11 2462 3439

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