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Helping kids play ball since 2005!

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization on September 19, 2005. Our mission is to reduce barriers to play and promote positive youth development by providing equipment directly to leagues, schools, and organizations to start, continue, or expand their baseball and softball programs.

School-Based Programs

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School-Based Programs


Since 2008, our School-Based Program has helped schools continue or expand their baseball and softball programs and stretch their limited budgets. Kids who participate in these programs have been shown to increase their attendance and GPA as a result of playing ball.

PIFBS has recently offered School-Based programs in Philadelphia, Northern Kentucky, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, and Chicago.

Domestic & International Grants


PIFBS has an application process for both domestic and international grant requests. Domestically, PIFBS gets new and gently used gear to baseball and softball programs to increase youth participation in under-resourced communities.

Internationally, PIFBS sends gear to many countries where interest in the game is growing rapidly, but access to baseball and softball equipment is limited. We help communities establish baseball and softball programs by sending them the gear they need.

Disaster Relief


In times of tragedy, baseball and softball can help to restore a sense of normalcy for children amidst the chaos. We have helped dozens of communities around the globe recover, at no cost to them, following hurricanes, tornados, or other catastrophic events.

These projects have taken place in New York and New Jersey; Joplin, Missouri; the Gulf Coast region; Japan; Houston, Texas; West Virginia; Louisiana; Puerto Rico; and the Caribbean Islands.


Germany has faced strict lockdowns due to the pandemic, meaning kids were not allowed to play sports with other kids. One girl who plays for ISB Baseball started suffering from panic attacks when in full lockdown. Before that she had been training in baseball and gymnastics, and now no contact with school friends and neighbors was allowed.

Having new gear and the chance to do video practices with her teammates was a lifeline. She is learning to control her anxious moments and says that concentrating on the ball helps her forget about all the worries she had. #HelpKidsPlayBall

Looking for a special holiday gift for the barbecue lover in your life?
@BaseballBBQ lets you customize and personalize everything from cutting boards to bottle openers to spatulas! When you make a donation to PIFBS at checkout, you’re also giving a child gift of play! #HelpKidsPlayBall

Still a couple hours left to give the gift of play on #GivingTuesday! Your donations have helped kids in all 50 states and 112 countries experience the physical, mental, and developmental benefits of this great game. Spread some joy through baseball and softball! Donate at pifbs.org!

Today is the day, it’s #GivingTuesday! Today only, when you donate $25+ to any of our fundraisers you’re also entered to win. Our friend @Zack_Hample is picking one donor to win a Don Mattingly autographed baseball, a @Wilsonballglove A2000, and @evoshield PIFBS swag! Give kids the gift of play at pifbs.org!

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, and our friend @Zack_Hample is giving away a special prize to one PIFBS donor! Prize includes a Don Mattingly autographed baseball, a @wilsonballglove A2000, and @evoshield PIFBS swag. Pick your favorite fundraiser at PIFBS.ORG and donate $25 or more to enter, and help give kids in under-resourced communities the chance to play ball!

Happy #Hanukkah from your friends at Pitch In For Baseball & Softball!

Give back while locking down those awesome #BlackFriday deals! Shop Amazon using @AmazonSmile, select PIFBS as your charity, and Amazon will make a donation to PIFBS at no cost to you!

Happy #Thanksgiving!! We’re so thankful for our supporters who have helped us reach 72,381 kids so far in 2021! With your help we’ve completed 1,208 donations to schools and youth leagues to give more kids in under-resourced areas the chance to get on the field!

Just one week until #GivingTuesday! Not sure how to help? Check out our list of fundraisers to support — Go to pifbs.org and click the banner!

Welcome to our Advisory Council, Dave St. Peter! St. Peter is the President and CEO of the Minnesota @Twins, overseeing day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and interaction with Major League Baseball. St. Peter is an active member of the Twin Cities philanthropic community, and the Twins partnership with PIFBS has helped thousands of kids by giving them the chance to play baseball and softball.

It’s the season of giving, and with @USASoftball we’re giving kids in under-resourced communities the chance to get in the game. Support youth softball. Link in bio to donate – Every donation of gear or $25+ enters you to win a @RawlingsSB prize pack!

A big thank you to the @loukoumifoundation for your donation of helmets, bats, softballs, new gloves, & more! #HelpKidsPlayBall

Welcome Shawn Miller to the PIFBS team! Shawn currently serves as VP, Head of Business Development for Xome (@xome_com). With more than 15 years of experience, Miller is a seasoned leader with expertise in multiple facets throughout the real estate and PropTech sectors.

Welcome Paul Maritato to our Advisory Council! Paul has spent over 30 years in the Consumer Products industry with a background in Marketing Research and Sales Analytics. Paul brings to PIFBS his analytics background combined with his lifelong love of baseball. He is driven to enhance the reach of PIFBS, so that kids around the world can have the opportunity to play baseball/softball with the equipment they need.

Kylie was new to the program at Hancock County High School. She was shy and quiet, but softball lit a fire within her. She found an amazing group of friends from softball, and her parents were amazed at the difference they saw. When they received their gear from our Domestic Grant, it was like Christmas morning to many of the girls. The team went on to find success in the classroom as well, and several won Gold Cards for all A’s! #HelpKidsPlayBall

Give your gently-used softball gear a second life.
With @USASoftball, we’re working to level the playing field and give children in under-resourced areas the gift of play. Visit pifbs.org to learn more about donating equipment, or give back by making a monetary gift – link in bio to give now! Every donation of gear or $25+ enters you to win a @RawlingsSB prize pack!

Please welcome Nina Johnson-Pitt to our Advisory Council! Nina is @LittleLeague International’s Senior Strategy Executive and works across all departments to provide an unmatched youth sports experience for families around the world. As a Little League mom and softball coach, Nina witnesses firsthand the positive impact of sports on youth development.

We’re pleased to welcome David James to our Advisory Council! David is Vice President, Baseball & Softball Development, at the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and is responsible for all “Grassroots” youth programming administered by the Commissioner’s office. This includes the PLAY BALL initiative (@playball), Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program (@mlbrbi), and MLB’s two national youth skills competitions: Pitch, Hit, & Run and & Jr. Home Run Derby. Welcome David!

Introducing PIFBS Advisory Council! Meet Tyler Collins, Director of Youth Programs at @USABaseball. His primary responsibility there is overseeing the Fun At Bat program which has grown exponentially since he took over, reaching over three million students in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and internationally. Welcome to the team!


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More Than 110 Countries

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3,000 Programs Helped

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400+ Projects Per Year

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82,500 Pieces of equipment donated in 2020

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60% of equipment comes from donors


Nearly 1 MILLION Kids Served


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Pitch In For Baseball & Softball® (PIFBS) provides new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to boys and girls in the United States and around the world who want to play ball but lack the equipment to do so. Donate today, and help support youth development through baseball and softball.