South Scranton Little League received a donation in 2020 as part of the Matsui 55 Baseball Foundation Funded Program, The foundation was created by former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui in 2015 to give back to the game of baseball.

One player is a pitcher and a catcher, and is very good at both. Prior to the donation, he was afraid to catch using the outdated equipment that the league had available. In 2020, he was able to catch with confidence knowing the equipment would keep him protected behind the plate.

“This donation cannot be overstated. South Scranton Little League is a very diverse community that is at odds economically. I know personally people who haven’t participated because they couldn’t afford something as simple as a glove. I have personally purchased items for several children because I refuse to turn anyone away. This generous donation allowed us to provide low income children with brand new equipment they could be proud to use.” – Robert Kane, Treasurer

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