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PIFBS would like to wish @ddt_anff a Happy Birthday! We have partnered with Anfernee to help hundreds of children who play ball with Freedom Farms Baseball Club in the Bahamas! Check out the video (link in bio) highlighting some of the amazing work Anfernee has done to support kids in his hometown. Thanks for caring about helping the kids play ball! Happy Birthday, Anfernee!⁠

#flashbackfriday

Yesterday, June 19th, otherwise known as “Juneteenth” is a day to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in 1865. Today, and every day, we take the time to celebrate the African American culture.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the game’s greatest players, coaches, and mentors!⁠

#HappyFathersDay⁠

Tomorrow begins the 2022 Men’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska! Good luck to all the schools participating in the tournament! Bring home the hardware! Comment down below who you think will win it all!⁠

Dayton Softball (Dayton, OH) received a PIFBS equipment grant this year. One of the recipients showed up to practice without equipment. From this donation, she was given her own glove. This glove helped make her feel like a part of the team! As she became more comfortable with her new glove, she became a role model for her teammates. This new motivation encouraged her to improve her skills both on the field and in the classroom!

Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball is a non-profit that removes equipment as a barrier to participation for kids around the world. ⁠

This Father’s Day, in honor of our fave baseball fans, we are giving away a signed Don Mattingly baseball, a new @baseball_bbq cutting board, and a PIFBS-themed dugout mug courtesy of @dugoutmugs.

To win:⁠
1. LIKE this post⁠
2. Must be following @PIFBS on Instagram⁠

For an extra chance to win, re-share the post to your story and tag @PIFBS!⁠

Winners will be announced this Friday, June 17th @ 12:00PM EST.⁠

Good Luck!⁠

Happy #WorldSoftballDay! Outside the US, we have made over 120 international softball equipment donations. We’ve supported programs in Belize, Peru, Philippines, and many other countries! Thanks to all players and coaches around the world who give back to the game we love! 🌎🥎

PIFBS would like to wish a very special Happy Birthday to Hideki Matsui! ⁠

The Matsui55 Foundation and PIFBS have been working together since 2018 and in that time, we have helped over 5,000 kids in the PA, NY and CT area. ⁠

Have a Happy Birthday!

Play Ball weekend is here! This weekend, MLB & MiLB is celebrating their initiative to encourage youth participation in baseball and softball activities. ⁠

Are you going to go outside and Play Ball this weekend?

Congratulations to PIFBS donor/supporter @logan_ohoppe who was named to the “Prospect Team of the Week”! This is Logan’s second time this season being named to the team after having 5 hits and 3 home runs this past week. O’Hoppe is batting .304 on the season. ⁠

Keep up the good work, Logan!

Kolten was one of the many recipients of equipment through Granville Little League in New York. He used the equipment he was given and helped his team win his league championship. He never got discouraged despite being setback by not having good equipment. #PlayingBallChangesLives

Brian, 13, shares how and why he leads youth equipment collection projects for PIFBS. Thank you, Brian, for your ongoing support! 👏To learn about how you or your community can get involved in equipment collections, visit the link in our bio!

The loss of sports during the pandemic hurt the mental health of many children. One in four youth sports parents said their child’s mental health suffered. Since sports restrictions have been lifted, almost half (49%) said their child’s mental health has improved. Providing equipment to children who may not otherwise have access to gear allows all kids, regardless of their circumstances, to gain the mental & physical health benefits from the game. #mentalhealthawarenessmonth⁠

Source: 2021 survey by Project Play and Utah State University⁠

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