Sport
 Japan
Project #8541

Restart Youth Baseball in Japan

by Pitch In For Baseball

Summary

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.
$5,000
total goal
$0
remaining
86
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.pitchinforbaseball.org

Organization Information

Pitch In For Baseball

Location: Harleysville, Pa - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pitchinforbaseball.org
Project Leader:
Meredith Kim
Director of Development
Harleysville, PA United States

Funded Project!

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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