Donating to all fields
by Tom Schoenfelder
When an application comes in, it is always interesting to see where they are applying from. We will get requests from areas as close as Philadelphia and as far away as the other side of the world in the Philippines. Even though every program is different culturally and have different equipment needs, there is one commonality between them. The dedicated individual applying for the equipment.
Be it a coach, league president, or volunteer, those who apply for the equipment care about their players. They work tirelessly to make the season happen. When the hurdle of needing equipment comes up, Pitch In For Baseball is happy to step up with the donation of equipment.
In the case of the North Trenton Babe Ruth league, in Trenton, NJ, that hard-working individual is Robert White. A year ago I had a phone conversation with Robert White after he applied for equipment. What I heard on the other side of the phone was a man who had a passion for the kids in his league playing baseball. We were able to help with a variety of equipment his league needed. Over the past year it was encouraging to hear from him the impact the equipment made on his league.
In the 2012 their mission of the North Trenton league has not changed. They continue to provide a safe place for children to learn and play baseball. When they applied for equipment this year, I knew that this years donation will again help kids enjoy the game I loved to play growing up.