Oct. 13, 2015

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame baseball team is about to embark on an once-in-a-lifetime adventure, as the Irish program heads to the Dominican Republic next Tuesday (October 20) for a five-day trip that will feature four baseball games, some sightseeing and an exciting service opportunity.

In addition to exhibition games at the Dominican Republic facilities of the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, the Irish will also play at Quisqueya Stadium (Santo Domingo) and Orzoria Field (Boca Chica) throughout the week.

They will also have a chance to visit the tropical island of Isla Saona and the capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, for a day each. While in Santo Domingo the squad will attend a Dominican Winter League game.

On Wednesday Notre Dame will head to the Hermanos Orphanage, where they will attend Mass followed by spending recreation time with the children.

This service opportunity is where the Irish need help from you the fan.

The program would like to take any new and gently used baseball clothing or equipment with them to the Dominican Republic to pass out to local children at the orphanage. Items such as pants, belts, shirts, socks, batting gloves, mitts, bats, duffel bags and cleats are all useful donations.

Any fan that would like to donate to the cause can send any clothing or equipment to the address below:

Kelli Zeese
University of Notre Dame Baseball
202 Joyce Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Any other questions about donations can be sent directly to sophomore RHP Charlie Vorsheck at vorsheck.1@nd.edu.

Any items donated would need to arrive on campus by Friday so the items can be sorted and packed for a Monday departure.

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–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director