Pitch In For Baseball

Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball believes that baseball is an effective tool for youth development. Not only does baseball give kids a chance to be a kid and play, but it also helps to create healthy communities, break down barriers, and instill valuable life lessons. PIFB aims to reduce barriers to play and bring communities together by collecting and redistributing much needed baseball/softball equipment to groups serving under-resourced children.

Pitch In For Baseball
1541 Gehman Road
Harleysville, Pa 19438
United States
267-263-4069
http://www.pifb.org
 BRIDGE Number: 3977071435

Chief Operating Officer

Meredith Kim

Management Team

David Rhode, Meredith Kim

Board of Directors

Roy Smalley, Jeffrey Michael, Dave Davis

Project Leaders

Meredith Kim

Mission

Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball believes that baseball is an effective tool for youth development. Not only does baseball give kids a chance to be a kid and play, but it also helps to create healthy communities, break down barriers, and instill valuable life lessons. PIFB aims to reduce barriers to play and bring communities together by collecting and redistributing much needed baseball/softball equipment to groups serving under-resourced children.

Programs

Since 2005, PIFB has donated more than $4 million in equipment to help 500,000 kids play ball in every state and 90 countries worldwide. PIFB has four core programs: 1) Domestic and International Equipment Grants-PIFB equipment grants are designed to help leagues, teams, and community organizations around the globe get the proper equipment to play baseball and softball. Grantees complete required annual reporting detailing the impact of our donation. PIFB averages 200 projects each year. 2) School-Based Program-Launched in 2008, PIFB's school based program and partnerships continue to grow each year. Our School-Based Program helps schools/districts stretch limited budgets, reduce participation fees, and shift funds to other areas such as transportation. Currently, PIFB has five formal School-Based Programs: - Bronx: In February 2016, in partnership with the New York Yankees, PIFB helped five softball and five baseball teams amidst budget cutbacks. - Chicago: our newest School-Based Program will launch in April 2016. With support from Wilson Sporting Goods, PIFB will help 24 baseball and softball teams expand their programs. - Detroit: Slated to launch in March 2016, PIFB is partnering with Detroit Public Schools to provide new gear to 10 baseball teams. - Philadelphia: PIFB has been working with the School District of Philadelphia since 2008. The program has grown from just 6 teams to 60+, helping 1,200 students get on the field in 2015. - Minneapolis/St. Paul: With support from the Twins and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, we expanded to Minneapolis and St. Paul in 2015. In its inaugural year, PIFB equipped 21 baseball/softball programs, helping 500 kids get on the field. 3) Disaster Relief Programs-In times of tragedy, children are the most affected. Baseball can help to restore a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos. PIFB has helped to rebuild entire leagues and thousands of kids to start their season on time. PIFB has assisted with relief efforts in NY/NJ shoreline following Hurricane Sandy; Joplin, MO; the Gulf Coast region; and Japan. 4) Kids Helping Kids: Youth Philanthropy- Whether for school service learning, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Eagle Scouts, or for fun, nearly 200 kids choose PIFB each year as their charitable partner. About 75% of the equipment PIFB gives away each year comes from the efforts of motivated, caring kids who run collections and fundraise on PIFB's behalf.

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