The day after Cyber Monday is known as “Giving Tuesday” - a day dedicated to charity & helping others. This year, New York Empire Baseball is proud to be supporting Pitch in for Baseball (PIFB) - a non-profit organization that is dedicated to making baseball and softball possible for children in the U.S. and around the world. Proceeds from our Giving Tuesday project will help kids in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico who lost all of their equipment in the recent hurricanes! #itsnotjustbaseball
Through our partnership with Little League, we know this:
- there are at least 42 leagues in Houston and Florida with significant equipment losses
- In Puerto Rico, there are 120 leagues and 10,000 kids in Puerto Rico without the proper equipment to play. Now as the island is slowly coming back to life, there is great interest in trying to get kids back on the field as soon as is possible.
PIFB is committed to helping each and every child get back on the field.
Though the road to recovery is long, we know here at PIFB that baseball and softball have healing powers for kids, parents, and coaches alike in the aftermath of tragedy. Sports can help to restore a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos.
Pitch In For Baseball was founded shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Our very first projects helped rebuild Little Leagues in Louisiana and helped restore some normalcy for the children amidst the chaos. Disaster Relief remains core to our mission. Previous disaster relief projects include: the NY/NJ shoreline following Hurricane Sandy; Joplin, MO; the Gulf Coast region after Hurricane Katrina; Houston, West Virginia and Louisiana after major flooding hit in 2016; and Japan.