- 21 May 2013
- by Katie Gardner
Pitch In For Baseball can be a homerun way for many organizations to get out of the dugout and step up to the plate by helping youth in need experience one of America’s most favorite pastimes. Pitch In For Baseball offers underprivileged youth the incredible opportunity of having fun while also making new friends and learning important life lessons like sportsmanship and teamwork. Pitch In For Baseball collects and redistributes new and gently-used youth baseball and softball equipment to underserved communities in the United States and around the globe.
This non-profit organization could be an ideal way for young athletes to get involved in community service. But whether you are a baseball or softball player or not, you can still help collect donations! Items collected include gloves, bats, helmets, baseballs, cleats, uniforms, protective gear, equipment bags, bases, pitching machines, and more. Gently-used items are usually not damaged or in need of being repaired. Pitch In For Baseball also accepts financial donations for supplies as part of their “Pitch In Some Green” fundraiser.
Many groups have already stepped up to the plate to get involved in Pitch In For Baseball. Major League and youth baseball teams, youth organizations, schools, rotary clubs, and coaching organizations are already helping Pitch In For Baseball brighten underprivileged children’s futures. Getting involved in this organization can be easy, fun, and rewarding. It may be some young volunteers first experience with community service, and what a better way for them to get involved than to share their love of baseball or softball with other youth! This is a great way to clean out your closets and your garages. You can ask your neighbors to do the same thing. You can collect equipment at a local service day, or by setting up collection bins in a high-traffic area such as a local baseball field or sporting goods store. Downloadable materials are available to help your project be a homerun. Materials available include signs, posters, logos, and even press releases.
Pitch In For Baseball is a volunteer-driven organization that started in 2006. They believe in minimizing administrative and operating costs and maximizing your donations. When possible, the organization even takes the time to contact donors to let them know who received their donations.
For more information or to join the Pitch In For Baseball team, go to www.pitchinforbaseball.org.