Bringing Baseball to Benin West Africa

2022 Baseball in Benin Wood Bat Tournament

Dates TBD, Robbinsdale & St. Louis Park MN



Lakeview terrace park

3769 Crystal Lake BLVD,
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Sanborn park

4236 Drew Ave N,

Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Northside park

2200 Louisiana Ave S

St. Louis Park, MN 55426





About baseball in benin

Baseball in Benin is an organization that was formed in 2010 after Gary Tonsager visited Benin on a Onesight mission giving eye exams and glasses to people in need.  The organization strives to organize and promote baseball in the nation of Benin, West Africa.


Baseball in Benin is based out of Minnesota and is currently focused on training coaches, setting up leagues, shipping baseball equipment and securing fields to play on.  With the help of the organization in Minnesota and people on the ground in Benin the game of baseball is expanding in the small west African nation.


Meet The Team


Gary Tonsager


Gary founded Baseball in Benin after his One Sight mission there in 2010 providing eye wear to those in need. Since then he has devoted much of his time to the cause.


Wally Langfellow
Vice President

Wally Immediately jumped on to support Baseball in Benin as soon as Gary returned from Benin in 2010. Wally is the owner of Minnesota Score Magazine and has coached countless youth sports teams in the Robbinsdale area.


Make a donation

Your monetary donations will help fund field improvements, shipping costs of equipment, training for coaches and league setup in Benin. If you would like to donate equipment please contact Gary at Thank you for your support!