East Palo-Alto T-Ball/Pitching Machine Youth Combine Baseball and Golf While Gearing Up For Historic Cuban Baseball Trip, July 17-24, 2017
First Time Ever Baseball Competition in Cuba Between African American Youth League vs. Cuban Youth League
Las Vegas, Nevada —Coach Gene Tate came to Las Vegas 13-years ago from East Palo California to start East Palo-Alto T-Ball/Pitching Machine, a youth baseball program that has changed the lives of hundreds of kids. His annual golf tournament attracts a variety of top sports celebrities, athletes, and others who continue to admire and support what he has accomplished with the organization. This July, Tate will become the first coach ever to lead an African American youth baseball team to Cuba to compete against a Cuban youth league. The historical significance of the trip is paramount, while exposing the youth of both cultures to one another and generating friendly sports competition.
"Everyone is welcome to join us and to bring their entire family on this historic trip to Cuba," says Coach Gene Tate, a St. Louis, Missouri, native and Vietnam Veteran who began coaching Little League at a young age.
As swiftly as Cuba is changing, now is the time to visit. The trip is exceptionally priced with an itinerary that includes plenty of sightseeing, history tours, baseball and more.
Coach Tate's grass roots efforts span over five decades and have earned him numerous awards along with national recognition for bringing positive change to his community. Most notably, he successfully took a drug-ridden area and park in East Palo Alto and turned it into a safe haven for youngsters through his youth baseball program.
Tate started the East Palo Alto T-Ball/Pitching Machine in 1992 to teach Baseball and Life Skills to young. But unlike most other youth baseball programs, Coach Tate’s program is completely free! There is no cost to be on the team, no cost for equipment and no one is ever turned away.
The team loves to win their games but is not soley focused on that, rather they are geared to helping youth to win in life. The young athletes learn baseball but also learn teamwork, confidence, leadership and integrity....READ MORE