Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)

Sponsors and Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of America

As a charitable partner of Major League Baseball and in conjunction with RBI National, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has expanded or established baseball and fast-pitch softball programs in more than 150 communities nationwide. All BGCA RBI leagues incorporate Quick SMART!, a condensed version of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's SMART Moves prevention/education program designed to teach players to avoid alcohol and other drug use and premature sexual involvement. In its 2008 "Philanthropy 400" report, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked BGCA as No. 15 among all non-profit organizations, while placing BGCA in the No. 1 position among youth organizations for the 15th consecutive year. http://www.bgca.org/

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people residing in America's most distressed communities through baseball and softball themed programs. www.ripkenfoundation.org

New Balance
New Balance

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA, has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance employs more than 3900 associates around the globe, and in 2010 reported worldwide sales of $1.78 billion. http://www.newbalance.com

The Taylor Hooton Foundation
Taylor Hooton Foundation

The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year old high school athlete from Plano, TX who took his own life after using anabolic steroids. Taylor's parents, family and friends founded this nonprofit organization after learning of the growing number of young students illegally using and abusing anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs). They discovered that this is a serious problem among young athletes and non-athletes, and learned that young people and their parents are generally ignorant of either the prevalence of or the real dangers of these powerful drugs. Today, the THF mission is to educate young people about the dangers of APEDs is widely recognized as the national leader in education on this topic the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. http://taylorhooton.org/