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Local Non-Profit Provides Baseball, Softball Equipment To Area Schools

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By Matt Leon

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) – The non-profit organization Pitch In For Baseball — based in Harleysville, Montgomery County — has provided baseball equipment for children around the world who need it.

Their next donation, however, hits very close to home. David Rhode is the executive Director of the organization and he breaks down the historic donation:

“We’re delighted to be part of the largest donation in our history to one single recipient,” he tells KYW Newsradio. “We’re making donations to 37 different schools, 52 different programs within the Philadelphia public school district and we couldn’t be happier.”

Rhode says the donation is almost $100,000 worth of equipment and uniforms to benefit both boys and girls at middle and high schools in the Philadelphia area:

“We’ve met some of the coaches and kids already and we’re meeting more of them as we get a chance to distribute this equipment, and the kids and the coaches could not be happier. Certainly with this long winter, everyone is excited with the prospect of spring and playing baseball.”

Pitch In For Baseball is in its 9th year of donating new and gently used baseball  and softball equipment to children.

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