Some of my best memories with my dad were spent at the baseball field. He was always my biggest fan, never missing a game. We also had season tickets to the Marlins -- baseball was our shared passion. My bar mitzvah will be on what would have been my dad's 60th birthday and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to raise money and collect baseball equipment in his memory so that other kids can participate in my favorite sport.
Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball believes that baseball and softball are effective tools for youth development. Not only do they give kids a chance to be a kid and play, but it also helps to create healthy communities, break down barriers, and instill valuable life lessons. PIFBS aims to reduce barriers to play and bring communities together by collecting and redistributing much needed baseball/softball equipment to groups serving under-resourced children. Since 2005, PIFB has donated more than $9 million in equipment to help 800,000 kids play ball in every state and 100 countries worldwide.