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Local youth charity brings little league baseball to children of Kenya

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  • Young woman in Kenya poses with baseball gear donated by Gear for Goals during recent mission trip headed by Northbrook resident Dr. Warren Bruhl. Dreamweaver International

    Young woman in Kenya poses with baseball gear donated by Gear for Goals during recent mission trip headed by Northbrook resident Dr. Warren Bruhl. Dreamweaver International

 
April Neill

Since its inception in 2012, Northbrook-based youth charity Gear for Goals has been aiming to bring the joy of sports to impoverished children around the world. Led by renowned pediatric chiropractor Dr. Warren Bruhl, Gear for Goals continues its mission to bring hope to kids in need by working with local leaders in Kenya to foster Mt. Kilimanjaro Little League baseball in East Africa.

Gear for Goals has been developing the game in this region for nearly 2 years. Bruhl is the Executive Director of the Gear for Goals project of Dreamweaver International.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Little League is a sanctioned little league through Little League International and is open to both girls and boys, currently boasting 2 all girls teams and 4 all boys teams.

Gear for Goals director Bruhl plans to return January of 2015 to continue working to further develop the program.

"Sport equals hope equals opportunity is what we have come to see when we bring sports gear to kids in need," states Bruhl. "Children around the world are desperately in need of receiving sports gear to help fuel their dreams, hopes and opportunities and we urge the community to help by donating sports gear to benefit kids during our upcoming trip to Kenya."

If you'd like to support Gear for Goals' relief efforts, you can donate new and gently used sports gear. Suggested donation items include baseball gloves, helmets, balls, and bats. For a full list of needed items or for a drop-off location nearest you, visit http://www.dreamweaver911.org.

To learn more about the effort, contact Dr. Warren Bruhl at 847-869-2031 or via email at dr.bruhl@dreamweaver911.org. To make a cash donation to support the effort, visit http://www.G4GSports.org.

Gear for Goals is a project of Dreamweaver International, a 501c(3) organization located in the United States that provides education, healthcare, and humanitarian aid to the people of the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gear for Goals' Vision is to see every child in the world have the opportunity to play, compete, and enjoy sport through equal access to necessary equipment and instruction. Gear for Goals' Mission is to provide every child enjoyment, passion, and love of sport.

Dreamweaver International's G4G charity project has had an enormous impact on the lives of children in Chicagoland and internationally with over 65,000 children in 20 countries having already received the hope and opportunity sport provides. G4G recognizes that when children have access to sport whom may never have had that gift, a dynamic process unfolds.

Follow Gear for Goals on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/GearforGoals.