Baseball Tomorrow Fund

BTF/MLB Equipment Day

Equipment Day Equipment Day

In 2005, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund expanded its role by establishing BTF/MLB Equipment Day, a national initiative to encourage the collection and distribution of used equipment to organizations in need.

Each year, the fund collaborates with MLB Clubs to hold equipment drives at the stadiums where fans, front office staff and players are invited to donate new and used equipment to benefit a local organization.

In conjunction with each collection, the fund awards a $5,000 grant to a youth baseball or softball organization of the Club's choice.

Find information about a collection near you!

 2016 Equipment Day Photo Gallery

2017 BTF/MLB Equipment Day Calendar

Host ClubCollection Date(s) Details
Atlanta Braves April 22 - Oregon Park Baseball
April 29 - Browns Mill Park
Collections at youth league Opening Days in March and April
Houston Astros April 30 The main collection is scheduled for April 30 at Minute Maid Park to benefit the YMCA of Greater Houston. The Astros will partner with the Future Astros to offer a contest, each team donating new/used equipment on April 30. In addition, in partnership with the Houston YMCA, the Astros will have equipment collections in April-May at six, local YMCA locations.
San Francisco Giants May 13 AT&T Stadium - donations benefit the Jr. Giants program
Cincinnati Reds May 20 Great American Ball Park - donations benefit Pitch In For Baseball
Philadelphia Phillies June 3 Citizens Bank Park - donations benefit Pitch In For Baseball
Seattle Mariners June 4 Safeco Field - donations benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Oakland A's June 4 Oakland Coliseum - donations benefit the Oakland Cal Ripken Baseball League
New York Mets June 4 Citi Field - donations benefit August Martin High School
Miami Marlins June 4 Marlins Park - donations benefit Marlins RBI and Marlins Jr. RBI
Tampa Bay Rays June 11 Tropicana Field - donations benefit Willie Horton 360 RBI
St. Louis Cardinals June 14-15 Busch Stadium - donations benefit Sesser Jr. Baseball
Boston Red Sox June 23-25 Fenway Park - donations benefit Kids Gear for Baseball, Inc.
Washington Nationals June 25 Nationals Park - donations benefit Arlington Babe Ruth
Chicago Cubs August 7-10
August 11 - Excell Walker Field
A drop-box will be set up in the Wrigley Field lobby from August 7-10. A collection site will be set up at Excell Walker Field in Ford Heights, IL on August 11, part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Colorado Rockies August 19 Coors Field - donations benefit the Denver Public Schools Foundation
Baltimore Orioles August 20 Camden Yards - donations benefit the Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation
Minnesota Twins August 31 Target Field - donations benefit Pitch In for Baseball
Detroit Tigers September 2
September 23
Comerica Park - donations benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
Chicago White Sox September 7 Guaranteed Rate Field - donations benefit South Side Little League
Texas Rangers September 9 Globe Life Park in Arlington - donations benefit Mercy Street
Cleveland Indians September 12 Progressive Field - donations benefit the Cleveland Baseball Federation
Kansas City Royals September 28 Kauffman Stadium - donations benefit Cristo Rey Kansas City