When a Washington, DC, reporter tweeted out last Tuesday that a DC Little League team comprised mostly of African American kids needed some financial help to get to the regional championships, Adam Jones responded, “How can I help?”
The next day on the team flight to Texas, Jones FaceTimed with the reporter, Delia Goncalves, and stated, “I want to see the next generation get an opportunity to succeed. Me being a black man trying to integrate more African-Americans into baseball, this was a no-brainer.” Of course, Goncalves wasn’t the only one who got to FaceTime with Jones. Yesterday, Jones FaceTimed with the Mamie Johnson Little League team to wish them luck.
Ultimately, Jones contributed $8,500 towards bus transportation for the Little Leaguers to travel to Bristol, Connecticut, for the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament. The team faces the Mid Island Little League team from Staten Island, New York, at 10 a.m. today.