Baseball academy helps young Dominicans chase big dreams

(Video by Trilce Estrada Olvera/Cronkite Borderlands Project)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Baseball is the most popular sport in the Dominican Republic. Many young people and their parents see the game as the path to a better life. Pimental Academy – a baseball focused boarding school – seeks to make their dreams come true.

Trilce Estrada Olvera Treel-SEH Es-TRA-da uhl-veh-ra (she/her/hers)
RWJF Graduate Assistant

Trilce Estrada Olvera expects to graduate in December 2023 with a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication. She is a research assistant for the RWJF Southwest Health Reporting Initiative and a photographer for The State Press.