KARACHI, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 16th August, 2016) : The U.S. Consul General in Karachi, Brian Heath, hosted a baseball clinic for English Access students at his residence. Sindh Baseball Association President Mohsin Khan and well-known baseball personalities Amir Saleem, Jawad Ali, Shakeel Ahmed and Nadeem Zaheer attended as did U.S. Consulate Cultural Attache Adam Jagelski. A US Consulate statement on Tuesday said that the baseball players and coaches guided and trained 30 boys on the basic techniques of the game.
After the sports clinic, a mini-scrimmage allowed the boys to put the skills they had learned into practice. `Baseball is, perhaps, the sport most closely associated with America, where it remains popular with people of all ages', said U.S. Consul General Brian Heath. Pairing these enthusiastic boys with some of Pakistan's greatest baseball players and coaches is an opportunity to learn more about the game and each other, while having a lot of fun.
said Heath. `Sports can play a very important role in a young person's life', said Ms. Lo. `We wanted this to be an occasion to also recognize the major contribution of the volunteers and coaches that serve as such important role models and mentors in their communities', she said. U.S. Consulate General Karachi organizes sports diplomacy events to promote friendly relations and increased understanding between Pakistanis and Americans, the statement added.