Mission Cotonou Joins Little League Practice (May 30, 2015)

On May 30th, Embassy Cotonou’s Public Affairs Section organized for several Mission employees, including Post’s newly arrived Marines, to attend a little-league baseball practice and deliver an equipment donation to participants of the youth baseball club, Baseball in Benin. The club is sponsored by a U.S.-based NGO and seeks to introduce baseball, a largely unknown sport in Benin, to Beninese youth. Mission Cotonou was happy to partner with the organization to promote sports diplomacy and American culture. The visit concluded with a baseball game between the American Mission and the Beninese youth.