PIFBS Donates $60,000+ in Equipment to Schools in WV
MLB and PIFBS Partner to Equip 2 RBI Programs
Chicago School-Based Program
Milwaukee School-Based Program
Memphis School-Based Program
Chiqui Mejias Academy in Bonao, Dominican Republic
Northern Kentucky School-Based Program
Houston, TX Disaster Relief
Arifjan Kuwait
Garfield Park Little League
Academy of Urban School Leadership
Hawaii
Pakistan Federation of Baseball
Liga Roberta Venezuela Little League
West Oaks Little League,Refugio Little League, and Memorial Ashford Little League
Sioux Community – Rosebud, SD
  • PIFBS Donates $60,000+ in Equipment to Schools in WV

    Herbert Hoover High School had more than 8 feet of water in the school and on school property. Herbert Hoover High School was condemned by FEMA; students are currently attending school in temporary facilities at the local middle school. Herbert Hoover HS – Baseball and Softball received nearly $13,000 in equipment.

  • MLB and PIFBS Partner to Equip 2 RBI Programs

    MLB employees teamed with PIFBS to pack much-needed equipment for the Far Rockaway (N.Y.) and North Newark (N.J.) RBI Leagues, helping nearly 600 kids play ball. A special thanks to MLB employees, the MLB RBI program, and Wilson Sporting Goods for helping to make this donation possible.

  • Chicago School-Based Program

    Thanks to the generous support of State Farm®, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) donated $30,000 in new baseball and softball equipment to the five Chicago high schools. For these 14 teams, State Farm’s donation is the first time in more than 5 years that teams received new equipment and all players have the proper gear to play.

  • Milwaukee School-Based Program

    Thanks to the generous support of State Farm®, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) donated $25,000 in new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to the Milwaukee Public Schools Athletics Department. This donation helped 36 baseball and softball teams, helping more than 500 Milwaukee students play ball this season.

  • Memphis School-Based Program

    In February 2017, in partnership with Major League Baseball and the Memphis Redbirds (the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals), PIFBS outfitted 24 middle school baseball and softball teams in Shelby County School District with more than $25,000 in equipment. More than 80% of students in Shelby County School District live below the federal poverty line.

  • Chiqui Mejias Academy in Bonao, Dominican Republic

    Family, baseball, and the Dominican Republic are near and dear to New York Yankee Dellin Betances. He also shares PIFBS’s passion for helping kids get on the field. In a unique partnership between Dellin, PIFBS, Wilson Sporting Goods, Nike, and Papa John’s, nearly 100 children in the small town of Bonao received the equipment needed to play ball.

  • Northern Kentucky School-Based Program

    With support from the Cincinnati Reds and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, PIFBS equipped 18 baseball and softball teams at 5 schools with the gear needed to expand their programming. Equipment has enabled schools to field additional teams and engage more students.

  • Houston, TX Disaster Relief

    In April 2016, major flooding in Houston wiped out all the equipment for West Oaks Little League, Bear Creek Little League, and Parkwood Little League. Thanks to partners such as the MLB Player’s Trust, Jose Cruz Jr, Max Stassi, and private donors, PIFBS was able to replenish all the gear that was destroyed.

  • Arifjan Kuwait

    When Tampa Bay Ray’s pitcher Alex Cobb wanted to send equipment to troops overseas in honor of his brother who is in the Army, he contacted us. As part of their Give a Glove, Get a Glove program, Wilson Sporting Goods earmarked dollars from Alex’s July Americana themed Glove of the Month, PIFBS was able to send 10 teams worth of gear to soldiers at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Camp Arifjan has inter-base softball and baseball leagues that will start up in early 2017. Baseball and softball give soldiers something fun to do to pass “down time” on the base.

  • Garfield Park Little League

    Thanks to funding from NorthMarq Capital, PIFBS was able to support the needs of Garfield Park Little League’s 18 teams. Located in one of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in Chicago, Garfield Park Little League is successful due to the tight-knit community, ensuring that 300 kids get on the field each year. Garfield Park is a Little League Urban Initiative.

  • Academy of Urban School Leadership

    Longtime partner Wilson Sporting Goods and PIFBS donated nearly $50,000 worth of equipment to 25 middle school teams in Chicago. The teams received the gear, uniforms, and cleats needed to play ball this season. The Academy for Urban School Leadership is a network of schools in Chicago operating mostly on the south and west sides. PIFB’s support made it possible to expand programming and not turn any students away due to lack of equipment.

  • Hawaii

    Thanks to the support of Twins’ catcher Kurt and his wife Renee, three rural communities in Hawaii – Lanai, Molakai, and Maui – received the gear needed to start baseball programs. In each community, equipment went to start baseball programs in a middle school, high school, and two tee ball programs.

  • Pakistan Federation of Baseball

    Since being introduced in Pakistan more than a decade ago, baseball has served as a vehicle for cultural exchange, tolerance, and youth development. The sport has grown in popularity with both boys and girls, at youth, college, and professional levels. However, growth of youth baseball has been slowed, despite interest, by financial limitations and popularity of cricket. This year, PIFBS was able to outfit 8 teams with the proper gear to play.

  • Liga Roberta Venezuela Little League

    Mauricio Dubon, a player in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system, teamed up with PIFBS for the second year in a row to bring baseball to his hometown in Honduras where soccer is the most popular sport. The donation totaled over a $2,000 value to help more than 100 kids in the Liga Roberta Venezuela Little League learn the game of baseball. The equipment included gloves,baseballs, bats and helmets.

  • West Oaks Little League,Refugio Little League, and Memorial Ashford Little League

    In the fall of 2017, the Atlantic Ocean saw three of the largest hurricanes ever on record. They devastated several islands as well as parts of Florida and Texas. With support from Little League International and Wilson Sporting Goods, PIFBS was able to help West Oaks Little League, Refugio Little League, and Memorial Ashford Little League replace the gear they lost due to the hurricane! The donations totaled nearly $46,000 worth of equipment and helped over 600 kids in the Houston area get back to playing the sport they love.

  • Sioux Community – Rosebud, SD

    Each year, the Arizona Diamondbacks host an Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball and Softball tournament for Native American kids ages 9-18. The Rosebud Boys & Girls Club out of the Sioux Community in South Dakota raised funds to send 15 kids, but had limited equipment and no uniforms. PIFBS provided the team with gloves, uniform pants, cleats, and other needed equipment. Many of the boys had never been on a plane or even left their communities.

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