Restart Youth Baseball in Japan

$5,465 $0
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential Long Term Impact

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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,465

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,465 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Meredith Kim

Director of Development
Harleysville, PA United States

Where is this project located?

Japan   Sport
Map of Restart Youth Baseball in Japan