Flemington, NJ. (February 27, 2024) – Diamond Nation, one of America’s best baseball and softball training complexes, today announced its partnership with Pitch In For Baseball & Softball, a nonprofit organization that exists to remove equipment as a barrier to play, in an effort to both raise resources and awareness for underserved youth that are unable to access baseball and softball due to a lack of equipment. Diamond Nation will serve as an official equipment collection site for Pitch In For Baseball & Softball throughout the year, and will also support a number of fundraising initiatives for the organization.

“Venues such as ours not only have an opportunity to change the lives of underprivileged kids, but they have a social responsibility to do so.  We are committed to keeping this great game alive at the youth level, and partnering with PIFBS provides us and our customers another outlet to help that cause.  No kid should have to forfeit the game because they cannot afford it.” Said Nick Massari, Executive Vice President of Diamond Nation.

The goal of this initiative is to activate the baseball and softball community to support efforts to grow the game and provide opportunities for youth that may not have the means to participate. With the combination of equipment collection and fundraising, this partnership will seek to maximize the impact on youth baseball and softball programs across the country, increasing access for those that need it most.

Meredith Kim, CEO of Pitch In For Baseball & Softball added, “the average equipment cost to play youth baseball or softball is around $200, that’s in addition to registration fees, which means the game is not equally accessible to all children. Pitch In For Baseball & Softball believes that the game teaches invaluable life lessons and experiences and that all kids should be experience the joy that comes with it. Equipment is a solvable problem. We are delighted to partner with Diamond Nation to ensure that equipment is never the reason a child is not able to play.”

This initiative is now more important than ever as equipment prices continue to rise, and the popularity of the game continues to grow. Diamond Nation and Pitch In For Baseball & Softball look forward to making a difference in the baseball and softball communities through this partnership in 2024 and beyond. 

About Diamond Nation

The 75-acre baseball and softball tournament complex and training center consists of 700,000 square feet of turf fields, and the ability to play up to 12 games simultaneously. 15 batting cages are nestled into the park, along with a full-service concession stand and a 360 degree watch tower for college coaches and professional scouts. “DN” plays home to the nationally renowned baseball academy led by former major leaguer, Jack Cust.  Our Diamond Jacks baseball program and has had thousands of players go on to play D1 baseball, 100+ professionally, including nine first round draft picks!  Our baseball and softball training curriculum is a comprehensive program that deals with specific physical, mechanical, and mental training techniques to better your baseball and softball skills.

About Pitch In For Baseball & Softball

Pitch In for Baseball and Softball (PIFBS) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to removing equipment as a barrier to play so that all kids have equal access to the game and the developmental benefits of participation. Since 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has served nearly 2 million children in every state across the U.S. and over 120 countries around the world, donating more than $30 million worth of equipment to underserved communities. For more information on Pitch in for Baseball and Softball, please visit www.pifbs.org.

Media Contacts:

Meredith Kim, CEO, 267-263,4069; info@pifbs.org

Bob Behre, Public Relations, 908-284-1778; bbehre@diamondnation.com