The singular intensity that you feel stepping into the batter’s box, the satisfaction of throwing the runner out at home, hitting the corner of plate with the perfect pitch, or the unbreakable bond with your teammates – hundreds of thousands of girls live and breathe for those moments yet might not have the opportunity to play due to economic barriers.
Starting in 2018, however, the roots of youth fastpitch have been fortified through Pitch In For Softball (www.pifs.org), a charitable outreach that puts both new and gently used softball gear into the hands of young athletes who don’t have the economic standing to secure equipment on their own. Born from the Pitch In For Baseball model that started in 2005, PIFS exists to increase access to the game for girls around the world, helping teams rebound from natural disasters and removing barriers to play.
Triple Crown Sports is a proud and enthusiastic partner of PIFS, and teams coming to the nationally renowned Colorado 4th of July event this summer are invited to help. Before coming to Colorado, please consider grab a large bag and asking each of your players to donate at least one piece of equipment (balls, bats, catcher’s gear, gloves 11” or larger).
Triple Crown will have dedicated drop-off areas for you to donate those equipment bags. The gear collected will help over-extended school districts that struggle to find dollars to fund youth sports – in fact, PIFS and Wilson Sporting Goods joined forces to reinvigorate 20 high school softball programs in Chicago that led directly to opportunities for 400 young women.
With about 900 teams heading to Colorado for the tournament, we feel this is a perfect chance for our customers to jump in with a donation and make a difference for the future of the sport. We will announce drop-off plans next week; for now, scoop up some softball equipment for a great cause, Pitch In For Softball!
For more information, look below or contact Brianna Kuhn: firstname.lastname@example.org or (267) 263-4069.