Lindos Sueños translates into english as "Beautiful Dreams."
The Lindos Sueños program strives to bring people of different backgrounds together through the common appeal of baseball and community service. Created in 2004, with an incredibly generous donation from a baseball-loving mom and philanthropist, Lindos Sueños sends 10 American teenage boys to the Dominican Republic every summer. Once the Americans arrive in the Dominican, they perform community service and play baseball alongside 10 teammates from the Dominican Republic. The 20 teens serve a community in-need each morning, and spend each afternoon playing baseball at the Red Sox Dominican Academy. Our program sponsor, JetBlue Airways, donates roundtrip flights for all 10 teens and members of the Lindos Sueños staff.
Find out more about this wonderful program below.
"It's hard to explain exactly in words. You really have to experience it for yourself. For the kids down there, baseball is more than a game. It's life. It's a way of living. In some cases it's an escape. But it really is something they take a lot of pride in and that they cherish"
-Nico Rodriguez, participant