Peabody West Little League Baseball received an equipment grant in 2021 as part of the Little League and DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter Equipment Grant Program. For this initiative PIFBS sent out 3,560 kits to 366 Little Leagues across the country. The leagues would then give those kits to kids most in need of gear to help provide support to families.
The league also received an equipment grant from PIFBS in 2020, and believes that no child should be afraid to sign up because they can’t afford equipment. Peabody West has a no denial policy. If a child can’t afford to pay fees they provide a 100% scholarship.
“We were able to hand new gloves to all new Tee Ball players as part of their registration. This was extremely appreciated, especially during Covid times. We did have a couple families that reached out asking if we had equipment available that they couldn’t otherwise afford. They were so thankful when we had their child come down and let them pick out their own glove, bat, and even baseballs.” – Alex Kallianidis, Vice President
· Years Involved:2020