PHILIPSBURG--Professional baseball coach Jose Manuel Gomez, from the Dominica Republic, paid a courtesy visit to members of the Council of Ministers. The coach also brought along, St. Maartener Daniel Beauperthuy who is currently a baseball players enrolled in Carlos Paulino Academy.
Coach Gomez held a showcase with Daniel and did out try-outs on the island in order to recruit potential players for the Carlos Paulino Academy. The baseball academy’s objective is the training and development of young talent with the goal of becoming a professional baseball player.
“There is no denying the importance of sports to any country. Furthermore, when our youth have a talent, we should make sure that we as the government provide the opportunities to foster that talent,” said acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Ardwell Irion.