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Barack Obama Plays Football & Softball with Kids at Washington Nationals Youth Academy

Monica Otayza
May 24, 2019
11:54 A.M.

Barack Obama spent an afternoon playing sports with kids at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy this week, much to the delight of the kids and their parents.


With a lot more free time in his hands, Barack Obama has been able to do more than what he used to as President of the United States. When he's not in meetings or events, he's at the field playing baseball with a bunch of kids.


On Wednesday, May 23, he visited the Washington Nationals foundation and Youth Baseball Academy in D.C., where he showed off his athleticism.

One with the children

In a pickup football game, he played quarterback and uncorked a touchdown pass. He then stepped up to the plate and ripped a double in the gap.

After their game, President Obama said a short motivational speech to the children, telling them to keep working hard and believe in themselves so that eventually, they'll be able to do a lot of great things.


In the end, it wasn't just the kids who left delighted, but Barack himself, who said he had a great time with the young athletes.

"I had a blast with all these extraordinary young people."


Barack Obama seems to be a favorite amongst American kids, because every time he comes to events filled with children, he is always met with warm smiles and enthusiasm.

A Child Favorite

For a five-year-old girl named Taylor, she didn't need to meet Barack Obama to be such a huge fan. In fact, when she found out that Barack was not President of the United States anymore, she bombarded her mom with questions about him.

"Where did Barack Obama go? Why do we have another President? Why did he go?"


While her mom tried to explain that presidents could only serve up to two terms in the White House, Taylor didn't even let her finish what she was saying.

“But how come Hilary did not get to be the president, and why is she the loser? And what are they even supposed to be winning?”

In the end, the girl made it clear that she wanted either Hilary Clinton or "Marack" (Barack) Obama to be president.

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