Project #8541

Restart Youth Baseball in Japan

by Pitch In For Baseball
Jan 17, 2012

Japanese youth baseball makes a comeback

With the generous financial assistance of the Major League Baseball Players Trust, Pitch In For Baseball has successfully helped the tsunami-affected school and Little League programs in Japan. The donation of new equipment consisting of bats, baseballs, gloves, catcher's gear, batting tees, helmets, and equipment bags was delivered to children in November. 

There to help distribute the equipment was current Milwaukee Brewers pitcher and Ishinomaki native, Takashi Saito.  "I am honored to represent my fellow Major Leaguers in presenting the equipment to the youth of Ishinomaki," stated Takashi.
"I am truly grateful for the support the players have pledged to my native land, and on behalf of all players I can say we look forward to doing more in the future to help recovery efforts and to ensure that people around the world don't forget that so much more needs to be done before life returns to normal."

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Pitch In For Baseball

Location: Harleysville, Pa - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Meredith Kim
Chief Operating Officer
Harleysville, PA United States

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