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Carlos Gonzalez Foundation was born in 2014, in order to help the childhood needed of health care.
03 de Marzo de 2017
The history of the Carlos González Foundation is born from the need of Carlos and his family to give back all the blessing they have received. That is why on 2014 they decided to bring this dream to life and start to work for youth.
Heres a little recap of the most recent events that were held in Venezuela and the US to bring forward a wonderful project that benefits kids in sports and health fitness.
The Carlos González Foundation brings hope to La Guajira
The Carlos Gonzalez foundation donated 500 thousand dollars in medical supplies, among them, beds, wheel chairs, and diapers. Indonesia de Gonzalez, vice-president of the foundation, was in charge of opening the container in which the supplies where transported, which caused more than 300 people to gather in the square to greet her before sun down.
Between tears and applauds, the Wayuu families thanked Carlos Gonzalez´s wife, who wore a traditional Guajira dress and greeted all those who saw her grow in her hometown La Guajira. I am very happy; I cant speak because Im overwhelmed with emotion. This is a milestone, a dream of the Carlos Gonzalez foundation, one we have dedicated a lot of work to.
This donation of medical supplies is the first given to the Venezuelan Guajira on behalf of this foundation that is 2 years old. Its the first of many we will do in Venezuela, because knowing that lives can be saved with this is just priceless.
Carlos Gonzalez gives smiles to the kids with Down syndrome
The social work of Carlos Gonzalez transcends borders. Besides helping Venezuela through his foundation, the Venezuelan baseball player participates in activities with his Major League team, the Colorado Rockies, to give smiles to the little ones.
Through his social media accounts, the Zulia native fielder shared a photo with the kids of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation on the Rockies Fantasy Camp.
A special morning doing what I love the most, wrote CarGo as a caption for a series of photograph published on his Twitter account this Saturday on the social event he attended.
His Wife, Indonesia Gonzalez also participated in the activity. The fielder shared another picture on his Instagram account alongside her and 2 of the 50 kids at the event. A fun morning with these kids Gonzalez commented.
The Carlos González Foundation gave toys to the kids of the Zulia state in Venezuela
Following the Christmas season tradition, the Carlos Gonzalez Foundation makes itself felt with the presence of its president Big leaguer Carlos Gonzalez and his wife Indonesia Gonzalez , who once again returned to their hometown of Maracaibo to hand out gifts and joy amongst the little ones. The couple and family members handed out more than 600 toys of a total 2100 for the children of the Coquivacoa Little league, the same little league that saw him become a Colorado Rockies star.
On an event that counted with help from Santa, the big leaguer dedicated a couple of hours to share the magic with hundreds of Little leaguers who with open arms received their Christmas gift. Its very rewarding to be able to do this kind of activities, return to my country with my hands full to give back all the love and support I have received from people throughout my career
Carlos Gonzalez conducts a sports clinic at the Coquivacoa stadium
The Colorado Rockies big leaguer from Maracaibo, Carlos Gonzalez, held a sports clinic this Tuesday at the Ramon Dario Urdaneta stadium for the little leaguers of the Coquivacoa Little League. Grounds maintenance works were also executed for the enjoyment of the community.
The most important thing is routine, discipline and dedication. With these words Carlos González kick started his baseball workshop in the San Jacinto stadium with 45 kids aged 6-12 years and who train in this complex.
I hope to see many Carlos González or Miguel Cabrera coming out of this stadium. Here we will not only learn to play, we will also learn to be good human beings, like doctors, engineers or lawyers said the outfielder, who also expressed how happy he was to be back in the stadium that saw him develop into a player.
03 de Marzo de 2017
Carlos González, president of the Carlos González Foundation, has shared on many occasions his story as a child who underwent the narrow circumstances of a sport structure that lacked the resources to offer him all the tools he needed for success.
For this reason, he will dedicate this 2017 to keep supporting young baseball players who have the talent to compete beyond Venezuelan borders.
His compromise this year is to support a team from the Zulia state that needs financial aid to cover travel expenses to participate in an international competition. This means to collaborate through his Foundation with the cost of airline tickets, a help which the foundation has gladly offered in the past.
Likewise, he will keep working closely with sports in the United States, where he has built strong bonds with organizations like Boys and Girl Club of Metro Denver and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, whom he looks forward to support again through a baseball workshop for kids with Down syndrome.
03 de Marzo de 2017
After Carlos and Indonesia engaged in the world of philanthropy by creating their own foundation, the work never stops. Each day they set more and more challenges and goals to have a bigger impact on the community.
For that reason, amongst the plans of the Carlos Gonzalez Foundation, is to continue providing medical supplies and equipment to Venezuelan hospitals.
After the successful donation of a container valued at half a million dollars for various hospitals of Sinamaica (located in the north region of the Zulia state in Venezuela), the work doesnt seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
2017 is a promising year because the Carlos Gonzalez Foundation and Project Cure have made a strategic alliance that will provide 4 containers with medical supplies to be hand over this year, which represents a donation of 2 million dollars in equipment for health centers.
The health relief for Venezuelans project is in its initial phase, where the American institution will study which hospitals will be targeted according to their needs.
Indonesia González, vice-president of the Carlos González Foundation, along with a delegate of Project Cure will visit various health centers to define which kind of assistance they should provide according to their needs.
03 de Abril de 2017
Opening Day is here. The Colorado Rockies face Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park Monday afternoon.
Carlos Gonzalez, who begins his 7th and last year of contract, appears as one of the main figures in the lineup, defending as usual the right field and batting 3rd in the order of manager Bud Black.
As soon we get to Milwaukee I started to feel the excitement for the Opening Day, nothing compares to this, because you know you have 162 new chances to win and give your best. We are really optimistic.
CarGo cant wait to be in Denver on Friday. We have the best fans in baseball, their support is fundamental in our game.
24 de Marzo de 2017
B45 is proud to announce that All-star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez joins the companys Board of Directors and becomes partner, a few months only after being named Brand Ambassador.
After completing his first season hitting only with B45 Premium Yellow Birch bats, the Venezuelan slugger was more than ever convinced of the products absolute quality and decided to become more involved with the company.
In 2015, I started using the bats pretty much the second half and my numbers just jumped. I had a great second half, one of the best in the game, and I hit 27 home runs during that time, which is a team record. And of course, when you put big numbers like that, you want to stick with the bats, explained the outfielder who participated in his third all-star game in 2016.
CarGo also mentioned that the fact that B45 remains the leader in the handcrafting of Yellow Birch baseball bats was among the factors that convinced him to join the Board of Director.
Yellow Birch bats are going to last longer. If youre having a good streak, you never want to switch bat, you want to have the same one. That bat is going to stay loyal to you.
A huge step for B45
For B45s Chairman and former Big Leaguer Éric Gagné, this is a huge step in the companys life.
The fact that CarGo wanted to become partner with us is a big statement to the whole baseball world. He came to us with the firm intention to not only endorse the product, but he wants to bring it to another level. He is one of the best hitters of his generation and with him we want to develop the best products of this era, stated Gagné.
Back in March, B45 unveiled a new bat model based on Gonzalezs game bat, the CarGo 5, which quickly became one of the brands hottest sellers.
In 2016, CarGo showed a .298 batting average and powered 25 home runs. He was invited to his third all-star game and also got the opportunity to be a contestant at the home run derby. For the occasion, B45 made him a special bat to honor the Venezuelan flag.
At age 31, CarGo will play his tenth season in the Big Leagues in 2017 with Colorado.
15 de Marzo de 2017
The Venezuelan selection in the World Baseball Classic has little by little achieved its objectives and continue to advance in the international tournament. The team is now in San Diego to begin their participation in the second round against the United States in group F, where they also will face Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
The tricolor team hopes to have a better performance against the rivals that await. "We have the opportunity to vindicate ourselves, to make the necessary adjustments to play a higher-level baseball and to demonstrate the talent we have," said Carlos Gonzalez, right fielder.
In his opinion, the transition to the parks of the United States gives them more confidence as a team. "It is very important to feel comfortable and play in a field that is familiar to everyone, I think it will help us to develop better and have greater confidence".
On the rivals that await them, González acknowledges that they will have to give more than 100 percent to face them, but insists that Venezuela has the necessary weapons to win a pass to semi-finals. "Its not going to be easy, but I ask the fans to trust us because everyone who took this commitment did it with the conviction to take the championship to our country, and we still believe in that".
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