NextUp Live

NextUp Live S1E1: Talking with DREAM About the Field of Dreams

By Melissa Wickes
August 9, 2021
2 min

Welcome to NextUp Live, the LeagueApps-powered community and professional development platform for youth and local sports leaders!

This video series features the inspirational people, news, and happenings around the industry.

Today, I am thrilled to be joined by Kip O’Rourke-Brown and Alejandro Diaz from DREAM, one of our newest FundPlay grant recipients.

(Click here if you can’t view the video above.)

In this episode of NextUp Live, I talk with Kip about the history of DREAM, its future plans, and its exciting adventure to take a youth baseball team this week to play a game at an iconic movie site, Field of Dreams, where they will also see the Yankees play the White Sox.

And I talk with Alejandro about his dreams for the future, including playing baseball in the Major Leagues. You’ll get to hear what he and his friends are talking about in anticipation of their trip to Iowa later this week.

NextUp Live S1E1

When watching my conversation with Kip, you will learn:

  • How DREAM originated and how it has changed to where it is today
  • How the opportunity for DREAM to take a youth baseball team to play at the Field of Dreams came about
  • What he hopes the kids playing take away from DREAM after participating in this unique experience
  • What’s NextUp for DREAM

And with Alejandro:

  • What he and his friends have been talking about since they learned about this trip
  • What he is most looking forward to on the trip
  • His dreams for the future

Watch DREAM Play at the Field of Dreams

Be sure to watch DREAM play at Field of Dreams on Wednesday, August 11 at 6 p.m. ET on FS1.

And be sure to subscribe to the LeaugeApps YouTube channel, where you will see a new episode of NextUp Live every week.