The Grand Slam Baseball New Delhi Little League has announced the collaboration with Rinku Singh, the left-handed baseball pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates organisation for the promotion of the sport in India. Organised by Raunaq Sahni, Founder, Grand Slam Baseball in association with American Embassy, the event was held at Taj Palace, Chanakyapuri in New Delhi yesterday, according to a company statement.
Speaking on the occasion, Sahni said: “Grand Slam Baseball is bringing communities in India together through sports and we ae happy to join hands with Rinku Singh to promote Baseball in India. As we are bringing the awareness about the sport, India is the next hotbed for baseball.”
Rinku said: “I am honoured to be a part of Grand Slam Baseball New Delhi Little league, I always want to be a part of such organizations which create awareness and entertain people. Raunaq Sahni and Jackson Golden will provide a new sport to India.”
More than 300 local and expat kids participated in the league this season. The league represents a lot more than just baseball. It provides kids with a diverse intercultural exposure which leads them to respect other cultures and values. Kids from American Embassy School, British School, Japanese School and Modern School Barahkhamba participated in the tournament this season. Apart from this, we also sponsored 50 underprivileged kids, who have the potential to become professional baseball players. I truly believe that the league has taught our players to respect people who come from cultures and backgrounds which are much different than their own.
Rinku Singh (born August 8, 1988 in Lucknow, India) is a left-handed baseball pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Singh was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization after he won a pitching contest on a 2008 reality television show, Million Dollar Arm. Singh’s story is the basis for the Walt Disney Pictures sports film, Million Dollar Arm.
Grand Slam Baseball is comprised of a dedicated team of locals, expats and foreign supporters committed to bringing quality organized baseball to all parts of India. Founded in 2013 by Jackson Golden and Raunaq Sahni, GSB has since caught the attention of NBC Sports in the US, Times of India, many sports equipment manufacturers and a number of professional and amateur baseball organizations across the globe. By uniting new and existing Indian baseball organizations under one national platform,GSB is quickly turning the eyes of the world on India’s incredible athletic ability and potential for growth.