CHICAGO — Five Academy for Urban School Leadership schools will receive $25,000 in new and gently used baseball and softball equipment.
State Farm and Pitch In For Baseball will donate the goods to Chicago Academy, Collins, Orr, Phillips and Solorio high schools at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Solorio, 5400 S. St Louis St.
The equipment includes gloves, batting helmets, bats, catcher's gear and more.
“We are so thankful for this donation from State Farm and Pitch in for Baseball. Participating in baseball or softball can be financially challenging for the families [at the schools]. This generous gift ensures that our teams will have the proper gear for our student athletes for years to come,” Donald Feinstein, executive director of the Academy for Urban School Leadership, said in a news release.
Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball is the central organization for the collection and redistribution of new and gently used youth baseball and softball equipment to underserved communities around the world.