“All Are Welcome! Los Toros Mission Council Picnic”
Anyone who has volunteered, gone to Los Toros, supported the Mission in any way or is interested in learning more about our mission is invited to join the Los Toros Mission Council for a picnic! Bring the whole family! There will be lots of food and drinks for everyone!
Saturday July 22nd
3:30 p.m. to ???
Saukville’s Grady Park (110 W. Dekora Street)
In order to plan for the food and drinks, please RSVP by July 19th to Cathy Mateo-Zayas at 262-720-1884 or email@example.com. Hope to see you there!!
In Los Toros they do!
Hint: they have something to do with baseball.
Baseball is BIG in the Dominican Republic. The first professional league was founded in 1890. They have their own professional leagues based in several cities and the fans are, well, fanatic!
The first Dominican played on a US Major League team in 1956. Since then more than 400 Dominicans have played on US Major League teams.
In the DR with the cost of regular baseball equipment beyond the reach of most, a unique variation of baseball evolved. They play it in Los Toros as well. For bats they use broomsticks. For balls they use discarded plastic bottle caps from 5-gallon drinking water jugs. These are called “vitillas” and so the game is called vitilla.
They play vitilla in the streets, courtyards and parks. There are organized Vitilla leagues for kids and adults. Some of the Dominicans who play or have played for the Brewers include Domingo Santana, Willy Peralta, Jonathan Villar, Jean Segura, Carlos Gomez, Neftali Feliz, Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Villanueva and Elian Herrera.
For more information about our mission and the people of Los Toros visit www.lostorosmission.com.
Los Toros Mission: “To live the Gospel by sharing our spiritual, cultural, and material resources in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Los Toros, empowering them to enhance their education, health, community development and spiritual growth”.Looking for a no cost way to support the Los Toros Mission? Give while you shop! Before making your next purchase on Amazon, visit Amazon Smile and support the Los Toros Foundation.
Simply visit smile.amazon.com, shop as usual, and select the “Los Toros Foundation” as your charity of choice when you checkout. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. It’s that easy!
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Thank you for your generous support of our parish mission!
Our first mission visit to Los Toros was in February of 1987; what has happened since then? Los Toros has changed dramatically and we are happy to say we had a role in its growth. But we did not change the community. Through self-determination, intense community organization and collaboration within and outside of the community the community changed itself! We are proud of our sisters and brothers in Los Toros and we are happy they invited us to be part of their growth.
We embrace the fourfold Philosophy of:
- Perception, Learning, Understanding
- Acting with Compassion and Solidarity
- Enabling others to help themselves
- Responsibility and Accountability
Through the diligent sharing of ideas, resources and culture we seek to build a relationship of friendship, trust and charity.