Jan. 22, 2010


Baylor baseball bound for Cuba


Baylor baseball players, coaches and support staff left early this morning for a six-day humanitarian trip to Havana, Cuba.


The group will work through the Baptist Convention of Western Cuba on several projects, including the renovation of a Soviet-era sports complex. Plans also include baseball clinics, but due to NCAA rules, the players may not compete in any organized games.


With the assistance of Caring Partners International, an estimated $200,000 worth of goods have been shipped to Cuba.


According to head coach Steve Smith, the group will also assist in the installation of a dental office in a nursing home operating by the Baptist Convention of Western Cuba. Two dentists are included in the travel party to install the dental equipment previously shipped to Cuba and to set up that office.


For daily updates on the team’s trip to Cuba, visit The Kaye Zone. It is the blog of David Kaye, assistant director for athletic media relations and baseball contact for the Bears.