Team Photo - Williamsport August 2012

Uganda Little League Baseball

Developing Little League Baseball throughout Uganda

Serving over 15,000 children sharing about 1000 gloves, we could use your help, join us.

Supported by 303 Development Foundation Corp.

Entire First Class First time Students use tablets
Uganda RBI Junior Champions, RBI Caribbean Tournament 2018

Allen V R Stanley Secondary School of Math and Science for the Athletically Talented

New AVRS Pavilion under construction - 1000 seat Arena with VIP Seating

International School Started January 28, 2013 for 50 students at Little League Complex. 

This is the most unique school in the world with students from all over Uganda.

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AVRS Secondary School facilities:

Two dorms that can hold 150 students each in eight rooms. One for boys and one for girls.
Facilities for housing teaching staff and other staff on site.
Classroom block consisting for 8 classrooms where one is set up as a video room for 100 students.
Administration building housing offices, board room, nurse's living quarters and infirmary, and a large laboratory with bench locations for 56 students.
Guest house for visitors with 6 bedrooms, 3 toilets with showers, dining room and fully equipped kitchen, and large lounge with large screen TV for meetings.

Sports facilities:

Currently 5 baseball, softball and soccer fields.
Two full size basketball courts
Three volley ball courts

To come:

Indoor arena for basketball, volley ball, badminton, wrestling, theater productions. -- Ready in 2016
Eight lane, 25 meter swimming pool for meets.                                                           -- Ready in 2017
Eight lane, 400 meter running track with soccer field.                                               -- Ready in 2017

Agriculture Program:

10 dairy cows currently, expecting to expand to 20.
Gardens planted by biology students
Fields for other crops
Matokie plantation on site
Fish Hatchery


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*  Important: Uganda Little League Baseball, or 303 Development Foundation Corp, has

never authorized anyone to solicit funds for Uganda Little League, the AVRS School, nor

any AVRS students. Those who wish to donate in support of these programs should do

it through Pay Pal or via check made out to 303 Development Foundation and send it to

366 Ardsley Street, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306.

Read Jay Shapiro's Blog on filming baseball in Uganda at



March 2019:


As I write this, the new school term is in its 6th week. In early January, the first of the two Dodger coaches scheduled to be at the school arrived. On the 15th, he was followed by the two others. They saw what changes were made at the request of the Dodgers and were very happy to see that what they were told would be done had been done. During their first week, they asked for the batting cages and pitching area be covered and a carpet installed over the cement floor to protect the baseballs. Arrangements were made to get this done, but first of the 11 pallets and the container had to be cleared so they could be delivered. The 11 pallets the Dodgers shipped air freight arrived and were cleared in a matter of three days. The many boxes of equipment was delivered to the complex and unloaded. It took the container until early February before we could get that cleared. The amount of money it took, and the time it took was unbelievable. The cost was three times the invoice value, but this is what happens in Uganda when you are not a big shipper of containers. Either pay the fee, or lose everything.

Needless to say, the batting cages were erected, carpets put down, pitching machines set up, and everything is now functioning, including the weight room. When school started, the new schedule was put into effect which has all the students playing sports during the afternoon, with everyone involved for 2.5 hours each school day and a good part of Saturday and the boys on Sunday. The weekday sessions are broken up into two sessions. All the students are now equipped with Dodger uniforms, have their own gloves and new shoes, amongst other things.

One of the major changes has been the starting time of the first school class at 8AM instead of 7AM. This was a big controversial change, but it appears to have made many people happy, including the students and teachers. The arena was finally officially finished and the students are now instructed in basketball for 2.5 hours per week. We hope to put together a competitive girls team of age 15 and under and a boys team of the same age. Those teams will begin to play in a competitive league starting in early June. We will find out how good we can coach shortly.

Our soccer coach has been contacted about what we might be able to do in regard to making an excellent soccer field for the Ugandan National age 17 and under team to practice and play on. As you may know, our next project will be the construction of the 400 meter track. The Football Federation wants us to put in a first class grass field inside the track. We have to obtain the detailed plans for the track and figure out where we are going to put it. We were hoping to obtain the plans that were used by Hillsdale College in installing their new trackfor this track, but so far they have yet to be sent to us. We had hopes of starting the construction of this track by sometime late summer or early fall with completion early in 2020. We may still get it done by that time.

A very significant event took place this past Saturday, February 23. The team that will represent Uganda in the East Africa tournament, a part of the qualifying round for the 2020 Olympics came to the complex to play a game against the students at the AVRS school. The score was 22-5 in favor of AVRS. The first pitch thrown to an AVRS batter was deposited out of sight for a home run. Why they managed to score 5 runs off us, I do not know. All I can say, in the six years, there is not a team in Uganda that has yet to beat an AVRS team in baseball or softball. It is expected that the National team will probably go on to win the East Africa tournament as they are heavily favored to do so. How far they will go, no one knows, but they are certainly not the best team in Uganda in regards to baseball. The best team in Uganda is still located at the AVRS school. The so called National Uganda Softball team still refuses to play the AVRS girls even though they have been invited to play the school team for the past year. Undoubtedly, they do not want to suffer a defeat like the one suffered by the baseball team.



The Trenton Thunder supplied the hats and shirts that the team wore in Poland.  The Trenton team was rooting for them to win so that they could come to the U.S. and visit the Trenton stadium and be introduced to the media and the crowd at a Trenton Thunder ball game.   Uganda would have been the first African Little League team to make it to the Little League World Series in its almost 80 year history.






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