BENEFITING: FOR THE CITY NETWORK
EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2013
Our group has chosen to work with the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program (RBI) in Austin. RBI Austin is a non-profit organization that hosts free clinics and reduced cost summer leagues for underprivileged, inner city youth. The cost of being on a team is only ten dollars each and this includes a jersey, pants, belt, socks, hat and equipment. We learned about this non-profit organization through our liaison, Daniel Reyna, who has worked with them in the past and possesses a relationship with the founder and staff.
RBI Austin has a need of support in the form of volunteers and funding for baseball equipment and costs of summer leagues. Through year-round mentor relationships and baseball/softball, RBI Austin seeks to engage and develop inner-city Austin youth athletically, academically and spiritually, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities. RBI Austin has been engaged in the city for four years and the organization has grown exponentially each year, an amazing 400%. They are located in an area heavily populated with underprivileged children whom, without this program, would probably never get the chance to play baseball or be active in sports.
For more info, please go to: http://rbiaustin.org/