Little League players and families,
the past few years many Davis Little Leaguers have been engaged in a pen pal
relationship with members of a Sens, France Baseball Club. Their teacher,
Laurent Carpentier, had started the Baseball Club and pen pal program as a way
to encourage his students in their English language studies. Many Davis Little Leaguers are participating
in this project.
Sens is about an hour train ride southeast of Paris.
Well now, Laurent and his Team, the Sens Dodgers, have invited Davis Little Leaguers to come visit them during the Summer in 2010! See the following for more information.
Sens Dodgers have planned a full schedule for their visitors:
at Paris Airport. Arrangements for transportation to Sens and your lodgings
will be made.
In the morning you’ll all be welcomed at the Sens Dodgers Baseball Club’s school by their principal.
You’ll meet the Dodgers, the local youth baseball team. Afterwards you’ll go to their “baseball
field” (which is a football field actually...) for your very first training
in the afternoon, you’ll visit Nature Adventures, which has been described as
“Indiana Jones and Tarzan meet the Ewoks!”
our way back to Sens, you’ll stop for a group dinner at a typical Burgundian
On our way back to Sens, you’ll stop for a group dinner at a typical Burgundian inn.
go Troyes. A beautiful city not very far from Sens, Troyes shows great examples
of what France looked like in the middle ages.
The Troyes Baseball Club will give us a tour of the city in English in the morning, and the afternoon will be dedicated to baseball with the local team.
You’ll spend the whole Day in Paris, touring the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs-Elysées. The big thing!
be free to spend a whole day on your own.
morning of baseball with the Sens Dodgers.
You’ll mix teams and follow an example of a “typical” American practice
the afternoon, you’ll go to Guedelon, a castle being built with medieval tools
can watch this video for more information Guedelon Video
the morning you’ll tour host’s town, Sens. You’ll see the city centre, the
market place and the covered market among other sights.
Town of Sens
the afternoon, you’ll have a friendly game of baseball with the Sens Dodgers
before their families and the town officials.
In the evening, the Sens Dodgers will host a goodbye dinner in your honor.
for the rest of your European vacation or your return to Davis will be made!
course this itinerary is still subject to change, but the cost for the trip,
not including airfare and meals will be about $500.
up soon for this event as only 12 players (and their families) will be able to
participate. This will be a first paid,
first served opportunity.
Tom Locker firstname.lastname@example.org
753-1676 for more information.
Sens Dodgers and Davis LL are planning to make this cultural exchange an annual
event, and arrangements are already being made for the Sens players and their
families to visit Davis in the Spring or Summer of 2011.