Modeled after the impeccable integrity of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Molding the lives of future local stars and scholars.
Four college bound Brooklyn Academy alums....local kids signing their letters of intent to play ball on campus. Stretching from Northwest Nazarene in Idaho to Elmira University in New York. All agree the skills they've learned using the year round Brooklyn facilities in Yakima.....and the tutuoring from high level coaches and owner Rich Lindros has enabled them to secure a spot at the next level.
Zach Stone "The baseball side has helped me out a lot. Mentally preparing me for the ghins the work ethic and every thing."
Jason Stone "'Signs around that talk about pride, care and trust. Communicaton, coaches responsibility. The program has helped him prepare for the next stage in life, going to college."
Jordan Marquez "Brooklyn helped me give a lot of respect to the game. It's taught me a lot of self discipline, Brooklyn in general has helped with physical talent."
Sal Marquez "The kids actually play as a team. Never get down on each other. Helped him focus on his pitching."
Joe Miller "Rich has always been helpful to use the club. He's been really helpful. Got in a lot of practicing."
Jennifer Miller "Brooklyn has let Joe grow up. To have it culminate in a college experience is very exciting."
Yakima's Brooklyn has always focused on the sport in its pure 1955 form when it was played for honor and not money. So many who have benefitted during the eight year run of the local club have returned to coach and train local youngsters to perform at their highest level.
Rob Nester "Right to the last little bit of signing he's right there for them, it's been great."
Damon Nester "I was inspired by some of the guys who came back helped train me. I feel like I want to do the same thing.. Help kids go through the program, get better at baseball. Live their dream."
The Brooklyn Dream growing even bigger in Yakima. That story tomorrow.