Hi! My name is Sydney. I have played softball since I was in first grade. Softball teaches time management, leadership, and most importantly, self-confidence. I can’t imagine growing up without softball. Because of that, I have decided to donate baseball and softball equipment to kids who can’t afford equipment for my Bat Mitzvah project through an organization called Pitch in For Baseball & Softball. This will help less fortunate kids love softball or baseball as much as I do and learn the lessons it teaches.
I will be setting up collection locations in my home town, but for those who do not have equipment or live far away, money will also help.
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.