THE CARLOS CARRASCO CHILDREN FOUNDATION

The Carlos “Cookie” Carrasco Children Foundation is a charitable organization founded
by Cleveland Indian Major League baseball player Carlos Carrasco in 2014.

About the Children Foundation

The Carlos “Cookie” Carrasco Children Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Cleveland Indian Major League baseball player Carlos Carrasco in 2014.

The Foundation was established to help children and to reward those who show high academic achievement and adopt healthier lifestyles.

Mission Statement

The Carlos Carrasco Foundation mission is to create an environment that offers every child a strong foundation for life-long success through signature programs and activities that motivate young people. We believe that through enriched early childhood education, little brains can wholly develop to full potential: academically, socially, emotionally, and beyond. We are passionate about investing in a stronger, smarter, and healthier America by providing impactful resources for disadvantaged youth in America and Latin America. Through these ventures, the Foundation strives to create outlets that promote and reward academic excellence, leadership development, and positive behavior.

The Foundation will nurture the children it serves with the cooperation of sponsors, partners, and the Carlos Carrasco staff.

As a Baseball Ambassador will hostspecial events as a platform for Carlos to personally deliver his message todisadvantage and sick children’s

• Create “signature programs” to further promote literacy and guide children each day toward healthy lifestyles.
• Host special events as a platform for Carlos to personally deliver his message to disadvantage and sick children’s.
• Create opportunities for disadvantaged children. Carlos wants every child, especially from low-income families, to be nurtured in strong foundations, where they can grow up to make their own difference and pursue their own dreams.
• Support organized youth baseball for disadvantage players and parents by supporting the Police Athletic League and help maintain their fields of dreams.

CARLOS "THE COOKIE" CARRASCO - THE PLAYER

Carlos Luis Carrasco is a Venezuelan-born American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.
Carrasco was signed as an undrafted free agent on November 25, 2003 by the Philadelphia Phillies.

In 2006, Carrasco spent the entire season at the Single-A level with the Lakewood BlueClaws, compiling a 2.26 ERA in 159.1 innings pitched. He split time in 2007 between the Single-A Clearwater Threshers and the Double-A Reading Phillies. Carrasco compiled a 2.84 ERA in 69.2 innings pitched at Clearwater and a 4.86 ERA in 70.1 innings pitched with Reading. Carrasco threw his first no-hitter on August 21, 2007. He was on the World roster of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 All-Star Futures Games.

"The Cookie" Carrasco Children Foundation

“It is said that behind a great man is a great woman”

“It is said that behind a great man is a great woman” That statement is reflected in the couple formed by baseball player Carlos Carrasco and his spouse Karry. The Carrasco created a foundation that spares no effort to help disadvantaged children to reach its ‘full potential’.

Recently the Carrasco collected hundreds of toys and medicines and sent them to Venezuela, where the two are natives. But the support provided through Carlos Carrasco Foundation has even more scope. In the United States have donated hundreds of sports and school equipment to low-income children.

It all began more than two years ago in Ohio where Carrasco wears the #59 of the Cleveland Indians. Venezuelan pitcher was visiting hospitals and helping in schools, but wanted to give more to the community without forgetting their roots.

“I love the work we are doing with my spouse, sponsors and partners and we thank God for us been able to support this cause”.

“The Foundation was born at the beginning of 2016, my spouse and I create it. It is rather important to us “, said Carlos, 30 years old.

Carlos lives seven months of the year in Cleveland, but maintains his residence in the Tampa Bay area since 2004, year in which immigrated to the United States when he started playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.

“I came to Tampa because the first team where I was was Philadelphia and they train in Clearwater, and I stayed here with my spouse and children,” said Carlos. “The fundamental thing is the stability that gives my children and that was very important.”

Karry said that seeing the desire of their spouse by helping others, she devised the Foundation.
“The idea was mine. I thought why not use the image of it being a public figure to attract a little attention and in the case of the one who came to this country, and had not finished high school,”said Karry, who is special needs specialist and Member active in the Foundation.

In this order of ideas, Carlos visits schools, tells his story, reads to children and donates sports equipment. In addition, it is no secret to what is happening in Venezuela and said why not help the poor, children’s in needs of basic schools supplies, toys for children for Christmas and medicine, added Karry. The scarcity of essential foods is common and hospitals are short or without medicines and supplies. The shipping of these supplies is very expensive and the Carrasco’s have spent more than $50,000 in shipping.