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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.

Sports is a positive outlet for many young players at @stratfordlittleleague. Coaches provide a safe environment while teaching not only the fundamentals of the game, but how to be a responsible team player.

Kids like Eli struggled with the changes brought on by Covid, but his coaches found ways to reach him and help him turn things around in school as he looked forward to playing the game he loves.

Attention Boston area! Nick and Justin are collecting gear around Cohasset, MA until 9/12. If you’re in the area and have gently-used baseball or softball gear you could donate to give more kids the chance to play ball, please contact nhenry22@cohassetk12.org

@nick2henry @justinappleby_13 @cybsa_143

Shelai is constantly active, but this past season she had softball taken away when she and her family contracted Covid. Her team struggled in her absence, and when she did come back Shelai felt a renewed sense of energy being around her team again.

Shelai was named a runner-up in PIFBS Custom Glove contest and will receive a @Wilsonballglove and prize pack to reward her dedication!

Hats off to Logan H. for completing a collection project in August! Logan has played baseball since he was 4 years old, and did an equipment collection as part of a project for the National Junior Honor Society at CB South High School. Thank you Logan!

Deidrick comes from a single-parent family, and his mother works two jobs to provide a better life for her son. Playing baseball gives him purpose and motivation to succeed in school. Deidrick was selected as a runner up in our custom glove contest, and we’ve sent him a prize pack including a @Wilsonballglove to honor his dedication! Keep up the great work Deidrick!

Connor recently donated for the second time this year! He originally collected gear for his Mitzvah project in February, but has since continued the project and dropped off more donations to us in August. Connor has always had a love for the game and wanted to give back so that other kids can have the same positive experience. Thank you so much Connor!

Office closed for board retreat – we’re taking time to reflect on our mission and how we can continue to build on our goals.
Have suggestions? Comment here or email us at info@pifbs.org!

Dylan was cleaning out his old gear and realized how much of it could still be used, and that many others in his town likely had equipment they’d outgrown as well. He turned this idea into a “Donation Derby” and collected baseball and softball pants, bats, tees, mitts, catcher’s equipment, bags, cleats, and more to donate! Thank you Dylan for giving more kids the chance to play!

Addisen has become a strong athlete and superb student while playing softball at Marine City Little League. She finished as a runner up in our custom glove contest and will receive a prize pack with a @wilsonballglove to recognize her hard work!

Addisen was shy at first but turned into a “monster” catcher and hitter. She strives to practice every chance she can to improve for herself and for her teammates. With her hard work in school, she even skipped a grade from 4th to 6th! #HelpKidsPlayBall

Our friends at @phillypals are offering a fun way to support youth baseball and softball with their charity softball tournament Oct. 9 and 10! The Sonny's Famous Steaks Philly Cheesesteak Classic is a two-day, five-game guaranteed, mixed-gender charity slow-pitch softball tournament with all proceeds benefitting PIFBS! You can register your team now at phillypals.com #HelpKidsPlayBall

Time to fire up the grill! Happy #LaborDay from PIFBS

In the country of Georgia, children typically have no way to play baseball and softball.
With an equipment grant, @LittleLeague Georgia formed a new team in a village of the Western part of Georgia, named the “Hawks,” and 30 boys and girls can now play ball! Little League Georgia was also able to introduce baseball and softball to Buckswood School-Tbilisi and include both disciplines as positive after-school activities.

Big shoutout to Will and the Span family for your ongoing support! The family has been donating to us since 2014, including Mitzvah projects by Will and his brother Alex.
They also collect golf equipment for First Tee of Newark – Check out @ SpanSportsForKids on Facebook!

Thank you so much to @ucf.softball for donating helmets to give more kids everywhere the chance to play ball!

Did you know softball is one of the top-5 most expensive team sports for kids?

@USASoftball and PIFBS want to make sure kids don’t miss out on the friendships, accomplishments, and life lessons the game provides because of a lack of equipment.
With your help, we provide gear to youth softball leagues in need. You can give the gift of play – see our link in bio or pifbs.org!

Claire was born deaf and has cochlear implants. She decided to play softball for the first time last year, and was able to use one of the mitts that @bepschools received in a grant. Claire really came out of her shell, and was even featured on 700 WLW AM extra innings show as part of a segment on inspirational athletes!

Claire has to remove her implants on offense as helmets don’t fit over them, and must be extremely aware of everything going on since she can’t hear anything while at bat or on the bases. Claire will now be heading to St. Mary's College in North Bend, IN next year on the presidential scholarship!

Tim lives at a Children's home, and baseball provides him with a positive outlet and a place to belong. After an adoption fell through in late 2020, his group desperately wanted to get him playing ball again. With the help of PIFBS’ donation, his coach gave him a new glove and baseball to practice with. Tim was so grateful and couldn’t stop smiling.

City of Binghamton LL is free for all, and aims to give kids teammates who care and coaches who can be mentors for life. #HelpKidsPlayBalls

LEAD Inc (@lead2legacy_atl) in Atlanta aims to empower at-risk children to lead and transform their city. Baseball is one tool that helps teach kids how to overcome the curveballs that threaten their success.

Jahliel used to be soft spoken and lacking confidence, but now he is the vocal point on the team. He leads every drill at practice and is first in every line. He encourages his teammates and empowers them to be the best they can be. #HelpKidsPlayBall

Baseball + BBQ = a perfect Labor Day weekend.
Order up some sweet @BaseballBBQ tools by 8/27 using the link in bio and 20% of proceeds will be donated to PIFBS to #helpkidsplayball!

Baseball is a family affair for a boy at Polar Little League. Even though they were in-between permanent housing, the family walked to the park together for every game and practice. With help from PIFBS donations, the league supplied the boy with all the gear he needed and a registration scholarship to make this possible! #HelpKidsPlayBall


More Than 110 Countries


3,000 Programs Helped


400+ Projects Per Year


82,500 Pieces of equipment donated in 2020


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.