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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.


Cheers to Steve, our amazing COO, on his birthday! 🎉🎂 His passion, proactiveness, and unwavering dedication behind the scenes help make sure every child has the opportunity to #playball. Here`s to another year of positive impact! Happy Birthday, Steve! 🥳🎈 ...

🚨Due to inclement weather, the PIFBS office is CLOSED today, February 13th. Our office will reopen again on Wednesday, February 14th. Stay safe today!❄️ ...

We are pleased to announce the final winner of the 2023 PIFBS MVP Awards! The final award is the Team MVP Award. This award recognizes a Major League Baseball team that has contributed to PIFBS in a significant way such as by providing significant partnership programming, providing awareness-building opportunities, or any other significant contributions. This year’s winner is the Cleveland Guardians! ⁠

PIFBS and the Guardians began working together in 2022 to support youth baseball and softball through the City of Cleveland recreation programs. In January 2023, the Guardians hosted a “Guardians Around the Horn” Baseball clinic in the Dominican Republic in Jose Ramirez’s hometown of Baní. With a generous donation from Wilson Sporting Goods, PIFBS donated nearly $40,000 in equipment benefiting more than 200 children. Additionally, the Guardians also generously hosted a suite fundraiser for PIFBS.⁠

Congratulations to the Cleveland Guardians and thank you for your support!⁠

#mvp #cleveland #guardians #thankyou
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We are pleased to announce the winner of this year`s PIFBS Volunteer MVP Award: Citizens Bank! This award recognizes a notable donor or organization that donated their time to assist PIFBS with warehouse or event activities.⁠

Citizens Bank and PIFBS have had a relationship for years but deepened the partnership by adding employee engagement. In 2023, Citizens Bank employees volunteered on two different occasions to support PIFBS` operations team helping to pack equipment for kids in Puerto Rico and assisting with the arduous task of counting inventory for the annual audit. In addition to the volunteer support, Citizens Bank was also a sponsor of PIFBS` inaugural Top Golf event.⁠

Thank you for your support, Citizens Bank!⁠

#mvp #citizens #volunteer #thankyou
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We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s PIFBS Softball Ambassador MVP Award! This award recognizes a donor or ambassador within the softball world who has made a significant contribution to PIFBS. This could be an equipment donation, monetary donation, or an awareness-building initiative. This year’s winner is Athletes Unlimited!⁠

Athletes Unlimited Pro Softball is a women`s professional softball league that changes the game into can`t-miss-a-thing, action-packed moments you`ve never seen before. Athletes select a charity of their choice to support, as each win they earn leads to a donation to their respective charity. Professional softball player, Aleshia Ocasio, selected PIFBS as her charity of choice, which raised over $4,800! During their games, Athletes Unlimited Pro Softball also helped to build awareness of PIFBS during their games.⁠

Congratulations to Athletes Unlimited and thank you for your support!⁠
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We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s PIFBS Baseball Ambassador MVP Award! This award recognizes a donor or ambassador within the baseball world who has made a significant contribution to PIFBS. This could be an equipment donation, monetary donation, or an awareness-building initiative.⁠
This year’s honor is being awarded to Chicago White Sox OF, Eloy Jiménez!⁠

PIFBS partnered with Eloy and KLUTCH Sports Group`s Baseball Division (formerly Rep 1 Baseball) to distribute equipment to children who now play baseball on the field he played on as a child. ⁠

In 2023, KLUTCH, Eloy, and PIFBS began working together to support equipment-focused projects in player’s hometowns to support kids in need. Eloy also generously donated items that were used to raise money for PIFBS’ 3rd Annual Online Auction. His continued support goes above and beyond and is why he has been selected as this year`s honoree!⁠

Thank you for your support, Eloy!
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🚨Due to inclement weather, the PIFBS office is CLOSED today, January 19th. Our office will reopen again on Monday, January 22nd.🚨⁠

To our local supporters, stay safe!
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We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s PIFBS Equipment Grantee MVP Award! This award recognizes a program that received a PIFBS equipment grant. This program provided an impact report that exemplifies the mission of PIFBS and the differences that baseball/softball can bring to a child. This year’s recipient is Krushers Fastpitch. ⁠

Irene, age 14, found her confidence through the Pitch In For Baseball & Softball equipment donation that included Warstic bats. The majority of Irene`s early childhood was spent fighting for her safety and protecting her siblings. Due to a tumultuous situation and unfortunate events, Irene was separated from her siblings, handed over to the system, and lost contact with her family. ⁠

Irene’s kind heart and resiliency have carried her through the past eight (8) years, but softball has instilled a sense of confidence and pride in herself. She was gifted one of the Warstic bats which holds near and dear to her heart. Softball has given Irene something to look forward to and feel proud of and helped increase her drive and passion for the game and life.⁠

Thank you Krushers Fastpitch for helping make a difference for girls in your community!⁠
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We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s PIFBS Organization MVP Award! This award recognizes an organization that made a significant contribution to PIFBS.⁠ This could be recognizing a generous equipment donation, a fundraiser or a monetary gift, or awareness-building efforts. This year’s winner is The MLB Players Trust!⁠

The Players Trust joined PIFBS as a new partner in 2023. The MLB Players Trust amplifies the positive impact MLB Players make in the lifelong well-being of others to include providing next generation youth and young leaders with the tools and resources to learn and grow through the sport they love. Together, PIFBS and the #PlayersTrust were involved in multiple projects in 2023 to help kids gain access to the game.
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We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s PIFBS Equipment Donor MVP Award! This award recognizes an organization that led efforts in a significant equipment donation to PIFBS. This year’s award goes to Little League! ⁠

Little League was the very first partnership in Pitch In For Baseball & Softball history. After nearly 20 years, Little League continues to be one of PIFBS’ strongest supporters. In 2023, Little League donated over 4,000 pieces of equipment including hundreds of helmets, balls, and training aids which help thousands of kids. Little League also conducts outreach campaigns to encourage equipment donations from their leagues. ⁠

Congratulations to Little League, and thank you for your support!
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🚨Due to inclement weather, the PIFBS office is CLOSED today, January 16th. Our office will reopen again on Wednesday, January 17th. ...


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112 Countries

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4,100 Programs Helped

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400+ Projects Per Year

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111,416 Pieces of equipment donated in 2021

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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.