Just before the New Year Play Ball Indiana received two very special gifts:
Good Sports Equipment Grant
a “Good Sports” award from the Good Sports Foundation based in Quincy, MA worth about $20-25,000 in uniforms and equipment.
Indiana Sports Corporation Donates Equipment to RBI Program
Last fall the Indy RBI program was the beneficiary of a large equipment grant from the Indiana Sports Corporation. In total, the value of this donation is well in excess of $40,000. Most of this equipment will be spread between the Indy RBI sites including Forest Manor Park, St. Alban’s Church, Carnine RBI and Garfield Park.
Both of these gifts will be put to work right away on two new projects for the year. First, we have been asked to help run the Indianapolis Public Schools baseball and softball program for the middle and elementary schools. We are expecting 1-3 teams from each of these schools, which will mean 600-1000 new kids will be part of the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program. All together we may eclipse the 2000 kid mark this season.