Women are often denied the opportunity to participate in sports and have unequal access to educational opportunities in Nicaragua. 

Helping Kids Round First hopes to change that.

empowering women through sports

Women are often denied the opportunity to participate in sports and have unequal access to education.

Helping Kids Round First is trying to change that. After bringing donated baseball equipment to Nicaragua for many years, HKRF decided it was time to pursue legitimate social change and guarantee women have the same opportunity to participate in sports in Nicaragua


At each community they visited that accepted donated baseball equipment, an equal amount of softball equipment was given under the agreement that a team would be started for the girls in town. 

In this manner, over 50 new girls softball teams were formed in communities in 2016, giving hundreds of young women the opportunity to participate in sports for the first time.

Helping Kids Round First's contribution through sports has helped transform the culture, prevent violence and empower women in Nicaragua. The Managua team is currently positioned as winners in the national games.


What I am most passionate about softball is the companionship, we all have to be united to perform well and win the game

Alanis, 22 years

This sport has helped me be more disciplined, makes me have a more positive mindset and sense of community.

Brisa, 14 years

We have supported many young women, we have taken them out of dangerous neighborhoods where there is a lot of crimes and drugs. 

Coach Jennifer


HKRF's support throughout the years


The Softball Academy: Academia Mimadas in Managua


Women's softball team in Somotillo


HKRF has started an English-language academy for the girls of Mimadas to help them pursue college athletic scholarships not typically available to women in Nicaragua


Equipment donation in Rivas


Esteli gets it's first Softball team!


Softball Equipment 


The Softball Academy in Managua


Las Amazonias receive equipment for the first time!


Women's softball team in San Jorge

Improving lives through baseball

Every year we bring baseball equipment and provide instruction to youth in rural Nicaraguan communities. Baseball has a unique ability to both bring together different cultures and teach life lessons helping to provide a foundation on which to improve lives.


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