STEPHENPINDAR
FOUNDER
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Stephen Pindar shares an abundant life in New York and San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic with his wife, Lisa, and their children. 

Stephen is the Vice President of Operations
for the Oneonta Outlaws, a collegiate
baseball organization in the New York Collegiate
Baseball League.

Steve works with individuals, groups, and
organizations internationally through
VolunTourism projects in the
Dominican Republic.  Personalized
short-term trips encourage volunteering
while providing a well-rounded cultural
experience. 

Young men and women learn about the baseball culture of the island while making a difference in the lives of a community they select. 








 
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PROGRAMSTAFF
VALENTINCONTRERAS
DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICAL AFFAIRS
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

Valentin shares an abundant life in Cenovi, Republica Dominicana with his wife Ana and their children. 

Attorney at Law and Assistant to
the UnderSecretary of Sports in
the Dominican Republic, Valentin
brings his expertise in Sports
Administration to strategic and
logistical discussions with MLB,
RBI and SEDEFIR in the
Dominican Republic.   
Along with his key role in
government, he puts his love for
baseball to work in his community
as their Sports Movement Advisor and travels internationally with Dominican Youth Premier Club Baseball Teams through La Liga Enrique Cruz as a baseball trainer and coach.

When Roberto's Kids needs to know where to focus their efforts Valentin's more than 20 years of experience in Sports Administration and organized baseball leaves nothing unanswered.  His outstanding athletic, civic, charitable, and humanitarian contributions ensures that program efforts are maximized across the country. 
"Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world
and you don't, then  you are wasting your time on Earth."  - Roberto Clemente


 
COURTNEYLAWSON
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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Courtney is the Community & Public Affairs Manager for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves of the International League.  Originally from Connecticut, she lives in Atlanta, GA.







An avid sports fan, Courtney's professional focus has been in the sports industry and community and public relations with the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins Double A Affiliate), the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Minnesota Lynx and the New Jersey Nets.  While at the Rock Cats, Courtney began working with Roberto's Kids and developed the team's "Batter Up!" program that collected donations for children in areas surrounding the Twins Academy in the Dominican Republic. 

Courtney brings her program development knowledge and expertise to Roberto's Kids as a program coordinator assisting individuals, groups and organizations in getting their collection drives off the ground.




PAULSCHERRMAN
MIDWEST REGIONAL
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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Paul Scherrman is Vice President of
J. P. Scherrman, Inc., a family owned company
established in 1919 that sells construction
and agricultural equipment.

Paul has been involved with baseball his whole
life. He signed with the Washington Senators in
1971 and played in the Western Carolina and
Carolina Leagues before his release. After his
release he played semi pro baseball in eastern
Iowa and still manages the Farley Hawks, a
local team that plays a sixty game summer
schedule.

In 1988 Paul was cast as a baseball player in the movie Field of Dreams and spent 22 days on the set filming the movie. After the filming Paul was selected to be a member of The Field of Dreams Ghost Team. The Ghost Team and the Ghost Players traveled the world entertaing crowds with clinics, comedy and competitive baseball.

Elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1997 Paul served six years before his retirement in 2002.  Paul and his wife Eileen have four grown children and three grand children.

Paul brings his lifetime commitment to the game of baseball and his community service expertise to Roberto's Kids as a program coordinator assisting individuals, groups and organizations in getting their collection drives off the ground.










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LUISMANUELVARGASRAMIREZ
PROGRAM MANAGER
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

Luis shares an abundant life in Sante Fe, San Pedro de Macrois, Republica Dominicana with his wife, Percia, their 4 children and their grand daughter. 

Regardless of the topic of conversation the voice of Luis Manuel delivers the commitment of Steve Pindar.  Luis oversees donations at storage sites, manages the Distribution Team, handles daily program operations, and most importantly, is the man who represents the Pindar Family while they are absent from the country.  







Luis and his family have worked side by side with the Pindar's since the two men met in 1996.  Luis' expertise in Business and Finance provides the necessary checks and balances in communications and negotiations.  Luis bridges the gap between two cultures and ensures there are no unnecessary barriers to each and every project the Pindars bring to the table. 

After all the Directors, Advisors, and Volunteers have stepped up to deliver their key input, together, these two men make the final decisions for program impact in the Dominican Republic. 

DISTRIBUTION TEAM
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
Back Row: Migel Reyes, Luis Vargas, Juan Rosario, Waldo Castro

Front Row: Steve Pindar, Cruz Polanco, Abraham Rosario
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