Update: West Africa Baseball Initiative

The 2020 West Africa Baseball Initiative for Ashanti region of Ghana

This project is in commemoratory of the late W.L. White (native of Lindale, GA), who was a longtime partner with Breakaway Outreach (20+ years) and passed on to his heavenly home last October. Our missional focus with this partnership is threefold:

1) To empower vulnerable children with the gospel while building resilience skills through baseball clinics and sports training

2) To train indigenous coaches in West Africa, equipping and resourcing them to be disciplers and mentoring shapers of future generations

3) To strengthen communities by fostering cross-cultural partnerships, creating sustainable youth sports programs, and providing tangible resources for development

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🇬🇭 ⚾ West Africa Baseball Initiative

• 207 kids attended our gospel-centered baseball camp
• 11 schools partnered together for this outreach project
• 24 new coaches trained and equipped for sports ministry

We established the foundation for the very first baseball league in Ashanti region of Ghana, commissioning a head baseball coach and a staff of assistants. Coaches will continue to meet monthly for training together and developing multiple youth teams. We believe that God is going to use baseball to empower kids with hope, bring about gospel transformation, raise up next generation leaders, and further His kingdom through this sports ministry for years to come.

2012 Uncle Wilbert Summer Camp Adventures

Every year at Breakaway’s summer camp for at-risk youth and under-served children, Uncle Wilbert and Aunt Sally Mae do a video skit for the kids. Here is last year’s 2011 Uncle Wilbert Adventures and this year’s 2012 sequel, for your spiritual enlightenment and twisted sense of humor! Comment and LIKE on Facebook.

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And the Winner of the 2012 Dodging Delinquency® dodgeball event is… [PHOTOS]

Thank you to everyone who participated in Breakaway’s Dodging Delinquency Charity Dodgeball Tournament to help send prisoners’ kids to summer camp this year. Your sportsmanship was incredible and your support will go a long way in empowering the lives of at-risk kids in our community. Thank you Hamilton Place Menchies; your yogurt is amazing and your dodgeballs were perfect! Thank you Little Caesars Pizza for catering. Check out the Facebook photos and the WDEF Channel 12 news video about the event here.

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Charity Dodgeball Tournament to Benefit Chattanooga At-Risk Youth

Dodging Delinquency Charity Dodgeball Tournament

This is your chance to stake your claim to dodgeball glory! Form your team and go head to head against others as you battle your way to the top. Proceeds will benefit Chattanooga area at-risk youth and help send children of prisoners to summer camp. Come out and play, support your team as a spectator, or just come out and be entertained.

  • Youth League (12 to 17-year olds)
  • Adult League (18 and up)
  • Ultimate Youth Pastor Battle Royal (special for youth pastors)
  • Prizes for teams and individuals (performance and best dressed)
  • Lunch included with your registration

More info here

Brett Favre, Texas Rangers, and God’s Covenant

Weekend Wrap-Up and Random Thoughts

1. Had an exciting time volunteering on Saturday for the “Play It Forward” festival benefiting Emily’s Power for a Cure, a foundation established in loving memory of 2-yr old Emily Ransom to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

2. Watched the film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. I loved this quote: “A true king considers the advice of counsel, but always listens to his heart.”
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