In late summer 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria tore through the southeast and Caribbean, leaving in their wakes destruction and heartbreak, flooded homes and millions of displaced people.
Through our partnership with Little League, we know this:
In Puerto Rico, there are 120 leagues and 10,000 kids in Puerto Rico without the proper equipment to play.
Team Cary is a group of citizens from the Town of Cary, North Carolina, the home of USA Baseball. With the many needs in Puerto Rico, we felt it was appropriate to focus on our common love of baseball and help children and families return to some sense of normalcy.
We are raising money to get as many kids back on the field in Puerto Rico as we can. Your donations will go towards equipment needs for these kids and leagues who lost everything from the hurricane. A team from Cary will hand deliver the equipment to the kids and leagues in Puerto Rico in the Spring.
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 is a non-profit organization 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.