Let’s take a look back at the best moments in April.
Impact Story – City of Binghamton Little League
The City of Binghamton’s Little League program is free for everyone. However, their community has a high poverty rate, and buying new equipment is always challenging. Thanks to donations from PIFBS, kids who couldn’t afford items like fielder’s gloves now have the chance to play!
Sign of the Times
The talented folks at Signarama were kind enough to donate a new decal for our headquarters. The PIFBS logo looks amazing on our garage door and donors can find us much easier now! Thanks, Signarama!
Donor Spotlight – Emersyn Drollinger
Despite battling cystic fibrosis, Emersyn remains positive and focused on helping kids play ball. As a way of recognizing everyone who helped her throughout life, she wanted to give back.
Emersyn partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Idaho to donate equipment to her local high school. Thanks to her efforts, the school received new helmets, pitching machines, and bats with tracking technology. Her school and her community are so grateful, and we are too!
Volunteer Spotlight – Logan and Landen
We thank brothers Logan and Landen for volunteering at our headquarters. They helped kids in Minnesota and California by tagging almost 2,500 gloves!
Tanner loves baseball (especially the Yankees) and started playing when he was little. He enjoys making new friends, being part of a team, and the stress relief that comes with it.
Mark, from Westfield, NJ, has been playing since he was five, shaping him into the athlete he is today. Tanner and Mark both started collection projects, so other kids can experience the game they are passionate about! You can register your own project here: https://pifbs.org/for-donors/register-your-project/
Jared’s Bar Mitzvah Project
Jared, from Westchester, NY, donated to PIFBS for his bar mitzvah project. Thanks to Jared’s help, more teams will receive the proper support and equipment they need this season. Thanks, Jared!
Jackie Robinson Day
On April 15th, PIFBS celebrated Jackie Robinson Day! Robinson broke down racial barriers, making a huge impact on the game we all love. He continues to be a source of inspiration for many young players around the world.
Fundraiser by Zack
Zack Hample is running a fundraiser with PIFBS, which will give away awesome prizes like a custom Wilson A2K glove and signed memorabilia from MLB All-Stars. For every ball Zack catches at a game, a donation of just 10 cents will enter you into the drawing. Way to go, Zack!
Many people don’t realize that their workplace may match their donation to PIFBS. Some companies match up to a few thousand dollars. Click the link and type your company’s name in the search bar to see if they will help you hit a double! https://doublethedonation.com/matching-gift-search/
AO8 Softball Clinic
PIFBS was a proud sponsor of the AO8 Softball Clinic, held on May 7th at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex. Every registered player took home a bat, backpack, glove, softball, and a t-shirt provided by Nike. It was a great opportunity for players to learn unique skills from softball champion Aleshia Ocasio!
Welcome, Amy Hever!
Amy Hever is the newest member of our advisory council. She brings with her 20+ years of social impact experience! Amy will focus on advancing the charitable efforts of professional ball players. Welcome to the PIFBS team, Amy!