Polish National Youth
PNYBF News - 2017
Stan Kokoska, co-founnder of PNYBF with Tony Arnista,was honored by Little League International for his introduction of Baseball to Poland and his continued contributions of time and energy to the sport in Poland.
On July 16 2015, prior to the openning games of the Little League EMEA Regional Tournament games in Kutno Poland, Beata Kaszuba (Regional Director) included recognition of Stan and noted the placement of the plaque in the facility. Kutno is the Regional Headquarters of Little League in the EMEA Region. Zdzislaw Zilkowski of Dzialdowo Yankees represented PNYBF and Stan at this ceremony. Stan is pictured here with his wife Carolyn.
Stan is known as, "The Father of Little League in Poland" where he started the first Little League activity in Eastern Europe, in Poland. He has been a PNYBF National Representative to Poland for 28 years. He had gone to Poland to find his roots in 1987 and while on tour that summer, saw boys without an activity. He went to Warsaw to meet with Polish officials regarding Little League baseball and then contacted Williamsport, PA headquarters. As a result, after great effort, Poland became the first Communist country in Eastern Europe to start LL Baseball. Now, there are numerous East European countries participating and his work has spread everywhere.