FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For the first time in Team of the Week history WANE is crossing international lines as a baseball team from Kazanlak, Bulgaria is your FWO Team of the Week.
A group of 19 thirteen-and fourteen-year-olds are spending the week in the Summit City thanks to the World Baseball Academy and World Partners.
After sending a group of coaches and players to Kazanlak three times in recent years the young Bulgarian players finally got the chance to come to the United States to experience American’s national pastime and culture.
Activities include playing games and skill development, including a learning session with IPFW baseball’s coaching staff and players. On Tuesday the Bulgarian players were scheduled to attend Whitko high school, where they went to class, held a practice on Whitko’s field, and watch Whitko’s baseball and softball games.
On Wednesday the Bulgarian players are slated to tour downtown Fort Wayne, eat lunch at Coney Island, learn about field prep, and wind up at Crazy Pins.
On Thursday the Bulgarian players will spend the morning at Wayne’s New Tech Academy, then spend the afternoon and evening at the TinCaps, as the TinCaps host the Great Lakes Loons at 7:05 p.m.
The players will also tour the Fort Wayne Zoo and attend an IPFW baseball game among the many activities planned until their departure on Sunday night.