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Oct, 2017

PONY joins World Baseball and Softball Confederation

WBSC strengthens global membership with 202 National Federations and Associate Members across 143 countries and territories

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has approved the membership of PONY Baseball and Softball.

Three new Associate Members, including PONY, were confirmed alongside new National Federations for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sint Maarten and Tanzania at the WBSC Congress in Gaborone, Botswana, raising WBSC's global membership to 202 members across 143 countries and territories, including 193 National Federations and 9 Associate Members.

"The inclusion of these new Associate Members represents another key step forward in uniting, growing and serving our sport under one collective vision," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. "These new partners will join our World Baseball Softball family and our mission to grow our sport from 200 million players and fans in approximately 140 countries to 1 billion players and fans in 200 countries -- emerging into one of the world's premier major global sports." 

WBSC Members -- From Youth to Pro
Based in Washington, Pennsylvania, PONY is one of the biggest youth sports organisers in the world, representing more than a million boys and girls on youth baseball and softball clubs/leagues in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania.

"PONY is honoured to be selected as an Associate Member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation," said Abraham Key, President and CEO of PONY Baseball and Softball. "PONY shares WBSC's global vision and is committed to promoting and growing baseball and softball globally."

Currently, the total number of WBSC Associate Members is nine, including the Australia Baseball League (ABL), Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), PONY Baseball and Softball, Puerto Rico's Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (LBPRC), USSSA and the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVPB).
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