NPB promotes baseball, fitness to children at Tokyo Elementary School

NPB promotes baseball, fitness to children at Tokyo Elementary School
18/02/2021
The initiative is part of NPB's Physical Education Support Project.

Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), the second-biggest professional sports league in the world (in terms of annual attendance; approximately 25 million in 2019) is focused on baseball promotion as well as ensuring children have fun exercising.

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The NPB's School Physical Education Support Project saw league staff today visit Hanaho Elementary School in Adachi-ku, in Tokyo. NPB's initiative involved third-grade students, demonstrating such introductory skills as throwing and catching a ball, and running the bases.

The three instructors on the ground were Miss Ki Nishida, Kanako Minakami (representing NPB) and Aya Ishitrsuki of the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants.

NPB is an Association Member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

Photo courtesy of NPB.


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