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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.


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Evans School was able to introduce students to baseball in PE class after receiving an equipment grant this year. Many had never played baseball or softball before, and their teacher noticed that some students really became more confident from finding something they were naturally talented at. They also were more motivated to work hard at something they really enjoyed. #HelpKidsPlayBall

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One person will be selected to win the bundle, which includes delicious coffee, a mug, and exclusive @baseballism hat, plus some sweet PIFBS gear from @evoshield.

Enter now through Monday at noon ET, winner announced later that day!

Jordyn joined the softball program at Freire Charter (@freireschools) this year. She was very reserved, and had never played a sport before. With the help of the @Phillies & Springfield Rotary grant, Jordyn was able to learn and grow, and by the end of the year she was a starter!

Despite dealing with the ongoing pandemic, the girls rose to the challenge, formed strong bonds, and flourished this season #HelpKidsPlayBall

In 16 years of partnership, we've provided gear to 1000's of @LittleLeague teams, and Little League has helped us with funding/awareness-building as we work to eliminate equipment barriers and help more kids like Alexis, Xander, & Johnie have the chance to play ball!

Not all families have the means to provide equipment for their children to play ball. We’re working with USA Softball to grow the game and to give children everywhere the chance to get on the field. You can help us provide softball gear for youth leagues that need assistance.

Any gift of $15+ this month also enters you for a chance to win a @Rawlingssg Prize Pack as a thank you for supporting youth softball. (Bat 29”, 18 oz; Glove 12.5”)

Donate at pifbs.org or on Venmo @ PIFBS (Business) and put USA Softball in the comments. #GrowTheGame #HelpKidsPlayBall #SoftballForAll

In honor of #WorldSoftballDay, let’s give more kids everywhere the chance to play this great game. With your help, PIFBS and @USASoftball are getting softball gear to kids who need it most.
Visit pifbs.org to learn more #HelpKidsPlayBall #GrowTheGame #SoftballForAll

A first-time player at @prosser_ca didn’t have a glove or bat before the season, but he now has both thanks to a Chicago School-Based program grant. Now he can practice at home, and it has really improved his confidence. The new equipment helped to motivate these student athletes. Overall, 75% of the team improved their GPAs. @Wilsonballglove #HelpKidsPlayBall

All kids deserve the chance to have fun, learn leadership skills, and connect with teammates, regardless of economic background. We're working with @USASoftball to make sure equipment costs don't stand in the way.
You can help: Donate at pifbs.org
OR Venmo @ PIFBS (Business)

Looking to start an equipment collection project? We’re here to help!

These projects are perfect for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts, school service learning, & more to support youth baseball and softball. We have resources such as signage, helpful tips, and more!

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Bellevue High School received a grant as part of the @Redscommunity Fund / @StElizabethNKY program. The team improved its win total by 6 compared to 2019! Coach Elrod credits the ability to spend their limited resources on other areas instead of worrying about softballs, helmets, and bats. “It makes a world of difference to a small school like ours.”

More than 5,500 items were shipped out to @gojrgiants programs last week! Junior Giants provides a free summer ball league for kids that focuses on character development #HelpKidsPlayBall #SFGiants @sfgiants


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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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Help kids around the world play ball!

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. Make a donation today, and help support youth development through baseball and softball.