Pitch In For Baseball will provide new and gently used youth baseball uniforms and equipment
to leagues and communities devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This donation will allow
children in these regions to enjoy the game they are so passionate about and help them return to a
state of normalcy.
On Friday, March 11th, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake triggered tsunamis which
devastated the coastal regions of Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima. Through our partnership with
Little League International, we have identified 3 leagues that need assistance to restart youth
baseball for the 2012 season. These are communities where their equipment was literally
washed away from the events of that day.
Through our communications with Kenji Kimura, Little League liason in Japan, we have
identified the specific equipment that each league needs to restart their youth baseball
program. These items will be shipped to Tokyo for distribution to the respective leagues well in
advance of the start of the 2012 season.
Pitch In For Baseball helps children grow physically, socially and emotionally through the game
of baseball. In regions where a devastating event has occurred, our donations give kids a chance to “be
kids” and return to activities they are familiar with which is crucial to their long-term development.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).