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!
|Host Club||Collection 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||June 3||Great American Ball Park - donations benefit Activities Beyond the Classroom|
|Philadelphia Phillies||June 3||Citizens Bank Park - donations benefit a local RBI program|
|Tampa Bay Rays||June 11||Tropicana Field - donations benefit Willie Horton 360 RBI|
|Boston Red Sox||June 23-25||Fenway Park - donations benefit Kids Gear for Baseball, Inc.|
|Texas Rangers||August 12 and 19||Globe Life Park in Arlington - donations benefit Mercy Street|
|Baltimore Orioles||August 20||Camden Yards - donations benefit the Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation|
|Cleveland Indians||September 12||Progressive Field - donations benefit the Cleveland Baseball Federation|
|Minnesota Twins||tbd||Target Field - donations benefit Pitch In for Baseball|
|Seattle Mariners||tbd||Safeco Field - donations benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County|