I am in 7th grade and I've been playing baseball for as long as I can remember. It is my favorite sport. I am from a big baseball family. My father, older brother and I are huge Mets fans. I grew up watching my brother play baseball his entire life all the way through his high school graduation. Both my mom and dad play in softball leagues. I am hoping to also be able to continue playing the sport throughout my life. I have chosen to help people who may not be able to afford baseball equipment as my mitzvah project because I really want other people who may love the sport as much as I do to have the opportunity to play. Baseball is so much fun. But besides that, it also helps me to work together with others and be part of a team. I think my years of playing ball will help me when I grow up to be able to work with others and be confident in myself. I would like to help kids less fortunate than me to learn and grow through this incredible sport.