R040 Has been a lifelong pursuit and dream. Created and founded as a non-profit organization in 2022 in order to provide training and development to individuals regardless of race or gender who wish to start, advance or perfect their abilities within the umpiring profession. RO40's objectives are to offer individuals the opportunity to enhance both their on and off the field skills in order to be successful both in their personal and professional lives. More importantly R040 was created with the main purpose of giving back and helping the Latin American community in Puerto Rico, USA and all other Latin American countries.
RO40's end goal is to educate and inform individuals seeking a career in professional baseball that there are many routes to achieve this dream. Although our main focus is through the umpiring profession, professional baseball offers opportunities within coaching, support staff, administrative, managerial and many others. RO40 provides its attendees the fundamental knowledge required both on and off the field which will greatly enhance the individuals abilities to reach such goals.