Chris Young on the field for Diamondbacks Equipment Day Check Presentation!
In support of the ongoing commitment to increase opportunities for youth participation in baseball and softball, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is teaming up with MLB Clubs to host equipment collection drives at the stadiums during the 2010 season.
Chris Young (Arizona Diamondbacks) helped present a 5,000 dollar check on Chase Field! (Below) The grant was given in Chris Young’s name in honor of his commitment to youth baseball and softball.
Fans are invited to donate new and used equipment as well as cash donations which will benefit local organizations.
In conjunction with the equipment drive, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will award $5,000 to each local organization selected by the Clubs for the purchase of new equipment.
The grant will be given in the name of a player on each team in honor of his commitment to youth baseball and softball.
This year marks the sixth season the Baseball Tomorrow Fund has collaborated with Major League Baseball Clubs to supplement their existing equipment collection programs and to help facilitate the creation of new programs.
Last year, over 17,000 pieces of equipment and approximately $175,000 in monetary contributions were donated to youth baseball and softball organizations in Major League markets in conjunction with the Equipment Day initiative.
To date, over 67,000 pieces of equipment and approximately $800,000 in cash donations has benefited organizations in need.