CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard Baseball team is set for a five-day trip to the Dominican Republic, arriving on Dec. 26 and returning on Dec. 30. The trip will include games against local teams and community service excursions around the island.
"I am thrilled that our program will be able to represent Harvard with this cultural and playing experience," said The Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball Bill Decker. "We have a full slate of activities including three games and other training opportunities, community service work, spending time with children at an orphanage, and various tours and excursions in the Santo Domingo/Boca Chica area. We will also have multiple team activities and engagement events planned."
The trip begins on Wednesday, Dec. 26 when the team arrives on the island. During the five-day stretch, the Crimson will play three games against opponents Army, LBL All-Star Team and San Pedro, and attend a Dominican Winter League playoff game.
Throughout the week, the Crimson will also participate in community service endeavors, including a visit to a local orphanage as well as assisting in painting local houses with members of the community.
"I am appreciative and thankful to all who supported this foreign trip opportunity for our players and staff." added Decker.
The Crimson returns to Cambridge on Dec. 30 to continue preparations for the regular season, which starts on March 1 on the road against Wofford.