The Press and Article Archives will report all events happening in Ukraine Little League Baseball. Mr. Tarasko frequently writes articles, press releases, and his observations about Ukraine and charities in general.
In addition, we'll keep an archive of all past press releases and articles. Please click on the box above this paragaph to access the archives.
Championship Results! 8th Annual Ukraine Little League Baseball Championships (ages 11 and 12) Date: June 7 - 10, 2007 Teams: All-star teams from ten Little Leagues represented Venue: Illichivsk (near Odessa), Ukraine
Mr. Zenon Zawada, our editor in Kyiv, is now working on a story about diaspora charities that are working hard to support some wonderful causes in Ukraine.
For example, there is the story of Basil Tarasko and the Ukrainian Little League. An American, Mr. Tarasko has spent 15 years traveling back and forth to Ukraine - 42 trips in all -- to grow a nascent sporting program for children age 9 - 12.
"It's something I want to do to give back to the country of my ancestors," said Mr. Tarasko, who is the district administrator for the Little League in Ukraine. "The kids just want to play and I want to do it," he said, referring to the work he has done to set up baseball clinics for Ukrainian children, many of whom are orphans.
This past April, Mr. Tarasko was instrumental is sending 300 boxes of baseball equipment to Ukraine. That shipment was made with the help of the U.S. State Department and the Children of Chornobyl Relief and Development Fund. The package included over 15,000 items, much of which Mr. Tarasko sorted himself into special starter kits for Little League teams.