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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.

Need an excuse for a company or family outing?! Our Yankees Suite Life experience on Friday, June 3 is offering major savings for groups of 10 or more, plus 100% of your ticket purchase supports Pitch In for Baseball & Softball! Link in bio – limited availability!

It’s #NationalBrothersDay, and baseball has a special meaning for Honduran twins, Wilfredo & Eddy. At only 9 years old, the brothers tragically lost their father, and subsequently lost interest in soccer, the sport they played with their dad. Their mom enrolled them in baseball with the Delines Minor League who received one of our equipment grants. Their coach shared that baseball “motivated them to overcome adversity, and has undoubtedly helped in their healing process.”

Team sports like baseball and softball provide mental benefits that are important to youth development. The social interaction in team sports gives kids the opportunity to make friends, improve communication, and learn how to work as part of a team. These experiences create a sense of belonging amongst their peers that improves their mental health.

Join us on Friday, June 3 for the Suite Life at Yankees Stadium to help bring more baseball and softball programs to the greater New York area! We have a limited number of tickets available in our Yankees suite, and 100% of your ticket purchase will benefit PIFBS. Purchase now at link in bio!

Practice makes perfect – and improves mental health! As skills improve during practice, children gain a sense of accomplishment which improves their self-esteem and confidence, improving their overall mental health. This reinforces the physical and mental benefits that the gift of play provides. 🎉

Source: Aspen Institute Project Play

Join us for baseball in the Bronx! The @yankees are hosting Pitch If For Baseball & Softball in one of their luxury suites on Friday, June 3rd! 100% of your ticket purchase benefits PIFBS and includes full access to the suite, food & beverage, and PIFBS swag! Group discounts available, purchase yours today using the link in our bio!

We wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible baseball & softball moms out there! 📹 @baseballism

The DeWitt family from Cincinnati, OH led two of the largest collection projects we’ve ever received, donating over 1000 pieces of equipment. Their hard work showcases how youth collection & Mitzvah projects teach kids the benefits of giving back and help us recycle gently used equipment. Thank you, Zach and Charlie, for your dedication and support!

The one day a year when baseball and Star Wars collide 🤯 Who is headed to the ballpark today to get your annual May the 4th be with you collectibles?!


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.