Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB) is a non-profit organization that reduces barriers to play and promotes youth development by donating safe baseball/softball equipment to leagues, schools, and organizations. In times of tragedy, children are the most affected. Baseball and softball can help to restore a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos. PIFB has helped dozens of communities around the globe including NY/NJ following Hurricane Sandy; Joplin, MO; and the Gulf Coast region; and Japan.
In late summer 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria tore through the southeast and Caribbean, leaving in their wakes destruction and heartbreak, flooded homes and millions of displaced people. Through our partnership with Little League, we know this: - there are at least 42 leagues in Houston and Florida with significant equipment losses - In Puerto Rico, there are 120 leagues and 10,000 kids in need of equipment. PIFB is committed to helping every child get back on the field.
Pitch In For Baseball's Disaster Relief Program has helped more than 20,000 kids impacted by a natural disaster get back on the field and start their seasons on time. While parents are focused on filing claims and making sure that their family's basic needs are met, children often get lost in the mix. PIFB believes that play is important, especially in times of tragedy and are grateful for the opportunity to help kids get back on the field. The impact on these kids is immeasurable.
In helping kids get back on the field following a natural disaster, we are helping them to heal and cope with the loss and devastation by providing an opportunity to be a kid and play. This fund will enable PIFB to more proactively respond to requests for equipment from teams/communities affected by a natural disaster.