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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 currently offers School-Based programs in Philadelphia, Northern Kentucky, Minneapolis/St. Paul, 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.

Targeted Programs

PIFBS works with partners to identify communities of interest and scope of project. PIFBS manages all components from program development to measuring impact based on partners’ charitable interests. 

Some current partners include MLB, Little League, the MLB/MLB-PA Youth Development Foundation, and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Don’t miss your chance! Cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies this week while helping grow the game of baseball and softball. ⁠

Visit the link in our bio and use promo code "PIFBS". A portion of your ticket purchase will be donated towards Pitch In For Baseball & Softball and our mission to eliminate equipment as the barrier for kids to play baseball & softball.

Today marks a special day as we celebrate the Heavenly Birthday of Bill Piszek. ⁠

Bill was one of the Founding Board Members of Pitch In For Baseball & Softball. His dedication to youth baseball and his determination for equal access to the game inspired the creation of PIFBS.

🚨Public Service Announcement🚨⁠
PIFBS Headquarters will be closed TODAY, Friday May 26th due to an off-site team meeting. ⁠
Our offices will remain closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th @ 9:00 AM. ⁠

In our first-ever $5 Friday, we want to share one of our favorite stories about Lena from Minneapolis, MN. Lena`s original glove was way too small for high school softball. When her school received a PIFBS equipment grant, Lena was given a glove that fit her perfectly. Her play that season improved so much that she won the Most Outstanding Defensive Player award!⁠

A new glove can make a massive difference in the way a child plays. Today on $5 Friday, will you donate to help us make a difference for other players like Lena? Venmo us at @pifbs and help us provide the same opportunity that Lena was able to have.

Are you still looking for a last-minute gift for Mother`s Day? No problem! Surprise Mom by dedicating a donation to PIFBS in her honor! Make Mom smile this Mother`s Day by giving the opportunity for others to play ball!⁠

Dedicate Your Donation Today: https://pifbs.org/lp/donate-money/

As an umpire and baseball player who played for nearly all his life, Shailen wanted to help others play the game and experience the fun he has had. By finding a new home for all the equipment that still has life left to give, he decided to run a collection for PIFBS. ⁠
Thank you for your support, Shailen!⁠

You can also register your project at the link in our bio.

Are you looking for an internship this summer? PIFBS has both full-time and part-time internship positions available! ⁠

⚾️Prepare outgoing equipment⁠
🥎Unpack, sort, and inspect incoming inventory⁠
🏟️Attend outreach/community events, when necessary ⁠

Comment below or message us if interested! 👇


Join us at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex for the AO8 Softball Clinic! Learn elite hitting and fielding skills from champion, Aleshia Ocasio! Every registered player will also take home a bat backpack, glove, softball, and a Nike-provided t-shirt, free of charge! The deadline to register is this Wednesday, May 3rd.

So don’t miss your chance! Visit the link in the PIFBS bio and register today!

Please welcome the newest member of the PIFBS Advisory Council, Amy Hever! ⁠

Amy is an accomplished social impact executive with more than 20 years of experience. Her career journey has given her the opportunity to lean into some of the world’s most pressing and complex challenges through a variety of vehicles such as the arts and humanities, youth development, health and human services, disaster recovery, scientific research, and professional sports philanthropy.⁠

Her career has brought her to destinations up and down the I-95 corridor, which has now brought her to lead the Major League Baseball Players Trust – the charitable arm of the Players Association. In her first “union job”, Amy is responsible for accelerating and amplifying the charitable interests and efforts of professional baseball players. ⁠

We`re glad to have you as a part of the Pitch In For Baseball & Softball team, Amy!


112 Countries


4,100 Programs Helped


400+ Projects Per Year


111,416 Pieces of equipment donated in 2021


60% of equipment comes from donors

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.