Sponsors and Partners
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
As a charitable partner of Major League Baseball and in conjunction with RBI National, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has expanded or established baseball and fast-pitch softball programs in more than 150 communities nationwide. All BGCA RBI leagues incorporate Quick SMART!, a condensed version of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's SMART Moves prevention/education program designed to teach players to avoid alcohol and other drug use and premature sexual involvement. In its 2008 "Philanthropy 400" report, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked BGCA as No. 15 among all non-profit organizations, while placing BGCA in the No. 1 position among youth organizations for the 15th consecutive year. http://www.bgca.org/
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people residing in America's most distressed communities through baseball and softball themed programs. www.ripkenfoundation.org
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA, has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance employs more than 3900 associates around the globe, and in 2010 reported worldwide sales of $1.78 billion. http://www.newbalance.com
Pitch In For Baseball
Pitch In For Baseball is the central organization for the collection and redistribution of new and "gently used" youth baseball and softball equipment to underserved children here in the United States and around the world. http://pitchinforbaseball.org/
Showcase U gives high school student-athletes a way to showcase themselves so that they can increase their opportunity to be recruited by college coaches and pro scouts. We provide resources for the student athlete to market themselves and all of their gifts, both athletic and academic, to the colleges of their choice. http://www.showcaseu.com/
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, we not only translate current research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into easy to understand, actionable resources at drugfree.org, but we offer hope and help to the parents of the 11 million teens and young adults who need help with drugs and alcohol. http://www.drugfree.org/
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