Hiram College

In March, Joe Trela, ’09, and retired Hiram Director of Community Affairs, Roger Cram traveled to Nicaragua to deliver a treasure trove of baseball equipment to poor children and communities in the Central American country.

Trela formed Up2Bat, a charitable organization to collect the baseball equipment, while still a student at Hiram, after he saw Nicaraguan children struggling to play their favorite sport without resources. Trela intends to keep taking donated equipment, and uniforms and plans to return to Nicaragua.

For more information visit www.up2bat.org. View a slideshow of photos from the trip.