NC Central Alumnus Establishes Non-Profit For Youth

NCCU alumnus Nelson Cooper has channeled his passion for baseball to co-establish an organization that introduces underserved youth to the sport.

The result: Non-profit organization Pittsburgh Hardball Academy, which provides Greater Pittsburgh youth with access to baseball and softball, and strives to increase diversity within the two sports.

Cooper was inspired to start the academy to encourage the social, professional and academic development of underserved minority youth through baseball and softball.

The Seattle, Washington, native served as a student-athlete on NCCU’s baseball team from 2012-2015.