“Eli, 11th Grade, was new to our school. Eli explained that he has always tried out for the team at his previous school but never made the roster because there were 100+ kids trying out. Eli showed up to the first fall try-out practice with no cleats or bat and a worn glove that his mom used in softball. When we received our donation, Eli was the first player to get equipment. He got a glove, batting gloves, and a bat. After that, Eli showed up every day in the season and became a leader on the team. Our team improved and exceeded season expectations this year and a lot of this is due to Eli’s teamwork and leadership of what it means to be a high school baseball player.”