Polish National Youth
A Testimonial from Poland
Helena (Dziadosz) Krasuski of Jaslo, Poland was the first Little League President in Poland. She organized a Board of Directors and made contacts to start baseball in her city. Syracuse, NY raised money to provide funds for the first official Little League field and it was called "Friendship Field", a gift of Syracuse. The first official LL tourney was held in 1990 and five teams competed.
A letter that she wrote in 1990 follows:
That visitor from the US was Stan Kokoska who was visiting Poland in 1987 on a family trip. He observed polish boys and girls without any activity to do. Stan had been successfully coaching Little League ball back home in Connecticut. After he returned home he founded PNYBF with his co-worker and colleague, Anthony Arniesta, who became it's first President. Stan's early efforts working with the Little league central office in Williamsport, PA and with Polish officials in Warsaw resulted in Poland's Little League charter.