Good Sports and MLB have teamed up once again to help bring baseball and softball equipment to Nike RBI Programs that need it most across the country. Through these donations, Good Sports and MLB will provide Nike RBI Programs with opportunities to get more kids in the game and help maintain program stability. To this end, Good Sports will donate brand-new baseball and/or softball equipment to selected Nike RBI Programs in 2024. Each donation will be specifically tailored to fit the needs of the organization.
To apply for a grant, please click here. Make sure to select “Nike RBI” as the partnership you are applying to be considered for. The deadline to apply for 2024 consideration is Friday, February 23rd, 2024.
About MLB’s Nike Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities: Nike RBI
Nike RBI is MLB’s youth outreach program that provides administrative, programmatic, and infrastructural resources and support for organizations that provide baseball and/or softball programming with a focus on underserved kids and communities across the globe.
Nike RBI has hundreds of organizations that annually affiliate with the program ranging from MLB Clubs, MiLB Clubs, Park & Recreation Departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, School Districts, and other independent non-profit organizations.
Nike RBI is designed to:
- Increase participation and interest in baseball and softball for underrepresented communities
- Provide programming opportunities for all skill levels
- Increase number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and professionally
- Encourage academic achievement and the pursuit of continued education
- Teach the value of teamwork and other life skills through bat and ball sport
- Develop the next generation of Major League Citizens
About Good Sports
Good Sports drives equitable access in youth sports and physical activity, by supporting children in high-need communities to achieve their greatest potential, on the field and in life. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided $100 million in sports equipment, impacting over 9.8 million kids across the country. Good Sports has been awarded a coveted 4-star rating nine consecutive times from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management, transparency, and accountability. Additionally, Good Sports holds the top-level Platinum seal from GuideStar, and is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity. To learn more or to get involved, please visit www.goodsports.org and follow Good Sports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.