Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a youth outreach program designed to promote interest in baseball, increase the self-esteem of disadvantaged children, and encourage kids to stay in school and stay off the streets. The program is a national Major League Baseball initiative administered and financially supported by the Orioles at a local level. The Orioles have been a proud sponsor of RBI since 1989.
The Orioles also provide additional unique experiences for participants, including hosting team members at inner city youth clinics involving current and former players providing instruction, as well as hosting all participants to watch a game at Oriole Park and recognizing the champions from each division on field in a pregame ceremony.
Each year, the Orioles host a championship game for each division, giving the players an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play baseball on a Major League field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Winners of each division are presented trophies during a pre-game ceremony and an All-Star team is put together and given the opportunity to play at the Regional Tournament hosted by MLB. The tournament is played in Prince George's County, with the Orioles providing bus transportation, per diem and hotel accommodations for three teams.
35 teams total - over 500 kids participating
The Orioles would like to congratulate the 2015 division winners:
Bear Creek Green
Championship Game - Sunday, August 2