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THE POWER OF

SPORT


EXPERIENCE THE ISL THE HISTORY A NEW BASEBALL EXPERIENCE Join Beyond the Game Travel for an unforgettable adventure throughout the baseball hotbeds in the Dominican Republic. With former professional baseball players as our guides, we discover the secrets of the most powerful player development system in the world. Beyond the Game trips not only bring you inside the modern and global era of baseball, we also change the way you experience the game. MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW Visit the famous ‘academies’ that have produced 1 out of 9 MLB players in the MLB today. Meet with scouts and current pro prospects while you develop a handson appreciation for Dominican training methods.

CONNECT TO THE LOCAL CULTURE Develop a unique and personal understanding of what baseball means in the Dominican Republic as you enjoy a meal with a former major leaguer. Learn firsthand about his journey to America and stardom in the big leagues.


LAND THAT CHANGED OF BASEBALL EXPLORE BASEBALL AS A SHARED LANGUAGE Play a series of pickup games in selected baseball havens along the famous South-eastern coast. Tour the informal baseball and educational programs in and around the famous ‘City of Shortstops’ - San Pedro de Macoris.

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY Escape to a private nature preserve for an afternoon of snorkelling and relaxation on the beach. Once you arrive back on shore you join the local villagers in a friendly softball game. Our day wraps with a large Caribbean barbeque on the beach.

INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY Over 3/4 of the cost of our trips are invested directly into the communities we visit. Your service programs and monetary contributions benefit not only the next generation of stars, but also their families.


AD-VEN-TUR-OUS: INVOLVING NEW METHODS

DAY ONE

Arrive in Santo Domingo: Drive by private coach through sugar cane fields and beyond the tourist zones into the heart of bĂŠisbol country.

Tour a local cigar factory: On your way to a welcome gathering at the hotel, enjoy Dominican cigars and meet the craftsmen who create some of the best cigars in the world.

Meet your tour guides: Louis and Pedro are former professional ballplayers themselves and will escort you throughout the trip. We begin with a discussion of how the economics of baseball changed the face of the country.


PAS-SION: POWERFUL OR COMPELLING EMOTION

DAY TWO

KIPP Personal BTG fitness reciepts


MEAN-ING: FULL OF SIGNIFICANCE; EXPRESSIVE

Volunteer project:

Fix up a local baseball field alongside young athletes who use the facility to not only chase their dreams of signing with a MLB team, but also to receive vocational training through our NGO partners, CSA. A portion of your trip fee is donated to support this program and the kids you meet.

A walking tour:

Experience San Pedro’s rich baseball history with members of the Cleveland Indian’s Manny Acta Foundation. Learn the community vision for how to better develop both the community and the next generation of baseball players.

Home visits: With available members of Sammy

Sosa’s, Alfonso Soriano’s and/or George Bell’s family. Develop a personal understanding of what baseball means to families in the DR and return home with a deeper connection to your favourite international players.


PER-SPEC-TIVE: THE STATE OF ONE’S IDEAS

Understand the history: Having

made a small investment in the next generation of stars from San Pedro, enjoy lunch with a Dominican legend who is one of the island’s baseball pioneers – former Pittsburgh Pirate Alberto Lois.

Go beyond the headlines:

Take a deeper look at the corruption that has recently plagued baseball through the eyes of former pro’s and coaches - people who have lived (and perhaps even participated) in baseball’s ‘wild west’. Discover the true back-story on how ‘buscones’ operate, how performance enhancing drugs and age falsifications crept into the game.


AC-CESS: THE RIGHT OR PRIVILEGE TO ENTER

BĂŠisbol City!

Boca Chica is the site of 26 MLB multi-million dollar facilities which are open only to MLB personnel. Beyond the Game is thrilled to extend to you this extraordinary insider access to the facilities for intimate meetings with players and coaches. We invite you to support the game by helping rising stars prepare for their journey to America.


LU-MI-NAR-Y: AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS

The Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame: En route to your hotel in the resort town of Bayahibe, be among the first visitors to the newly constructed Latino Baseball Hall of Fame. Learn about the history of baseball throughout the Caribbean and Central America.


BEAU-TY: A QUALITY OR FEATURE THAT IS MOST EFFECTIVE, GRATIFYING, OR TELLING

DAY THREE Bayahibe: Upon arriving in Bayahibe, you’ll be greeted by the local community at their beautiful baseball field located right on the ocean. You’ll play friendly game of softball and enjoy a Dominican BBQ. After lunch travel by catamaran out to the eco reserve island of Saona for an afternoon of snorkeling and relaxing on the beach. DAY FOUR Depart: After breakfast at your hotel we take you to the airport in Santo Domingo by private coach for your departing flight. Depending on flight schedule there may be time to visit some of the historic Zona Colonial.


PHONE: 617 872 7034 EMAIL: beyondthegametravel@gmail.com

TRIP DATES:

Depart - May 31st Return - June 4th

PRICE: TRIP BEING SOLD AT COST

$1,000 (not including airfare)

INCLUDES:

• The services of 2 bilingual Dominican guides • The services of a Beyond the Game Tour Director • 4 nights of accommodation • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily • Private air conditioned motor-coach


WE ARE MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER SPORTS TRAVEL COMPANY WE ARE COMMUNITY BUILDERS A Beyond the Game trip is your opportunity to experience a remarkable adventure which leads to a deeper understanding of baseball. We are also committed to designing both our company and our trips to improve the lives of the next generation of Dominican ballplayers and their families. We are proud to be in partnership with the Community Service Alliance (CSA), a Dominican-based non-profit organization with over seven years of experience working with local residents. CSA’s mission is to collaborate with grassroots community leaders to understand local needs, leading to volunteer projects that are truly meaningful. For our customers, CSA’s experience of hosting countless American tour groups ensures our destinations, hotels and restaurants have been carefully selected. The constant presence of CSA on the ground also deepens the long-term impact of the investments Beyond the Game makes in the communities we visit. In fact, 75 cents out of every dollar spent on a Beyond the Game trip package is directed towards community NGO’s or community small businesses. We hope you will join us on our next baseball and cultural expedition and we look forward to hearing from you. Ryan McCarthy Founder, Beyond the Game Travel


Beyond the Game May 31st - June 4th Trip Itinerary