Full Count RBI afterschool SUN Enrichment Classes are starting this month at schools and Community Centers in Portland and Gresham. Serving elementary and middle school students, the Full Count RBI curriculum provides a fun "first exposure" to baseball/softball skills, plenty of active play, and opportunities for positive social engagement - delivered by caring, supportive coach/mentors.
Our Halloween Distributions and Community Events coming up this fall will help foster family youth and youth in communities in and outside the Portland Metro area. Youth receive baseball-themed Halloween goodie bags to brighten the fall holiday season. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
HEADS UP...CHECK OUT OUR FALL NEWSLETTER!
Read all about our upcoming events, our updates, and a message from our Executive Director.
Game Change Announcement
We would like to announce that the Swing for the Fences Gala will be moving to Spring 2023.
We will send more updates and information as it becomes available. We thank you for your support as we work to create more opportunities for young ballplayers across the Northwest!
Play Ball Grand Ronde 2022
Thank you to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Recreation Program for an amazing time
The clinic featured some of our FOB coaches leading activity stations, a FOB Activity Kit, and a ball park lunch.
A huge thank you to our partners and counsel members, Michael Langley and Kathleen George, for making sure the Grand Ronde community has the opportunity to swing for the fences.
Last week, over 70 of our FOB Full Count Baseball and Softball campers staff and RBI Fellows attended a Seattle Mariners game at T-Mobile Park. The experience provided some of our campers with their first ever Major League Baseball game!
The field trip also featured:
The Seattle Mariners recognized Director of Baseball Operations Gerald Bolden, as one of the region’s most impactful members with their Hometown All-Stars program for his work in the community.
On Saturday, June 11th, Friends of Baseball partnered with MLB, the Hillsboro Hops and Nike Diamond to offer 5 free youth clinics for 500 youth around the Portland metro area.
At Columbia Park, 100 youth players were out having fun with our Full Count RBI Coaches and players from the Hillsboro Hops.
The clinics featured:
Make sure to become a member of our Full Count RBI Academy and be the first to know about upcoming clinics, programs, and events!
Last weekend, Coach Anna, our Full Count Fellows, and 9 campers from the Full Count RBI Girls Lead Softball Program attended a Hillsboro Hops game for a field trip.
The trip provided campers with a tour of Ron Tonkin Field, where campers learned about the team's history and their facilities. The tour was led by women sports professionals, Jen Anderson, the Vice President of People and Culture and Hannah August, the Director of Merchandise and Community Engagement.
The field trip also featured:
Coach Anna even got to throw the first pitch of the game. Check out Coach Anna's Pitch on our YouTube channel.
FRIENDS OF BASEBALL IS HIRING!
Friends of Baseball is looking for motivated baseball or softball enthusiasts who are interested in working in our Full Count RBI youth programs. We are currently expanding our team of Full Count Coach Mentors, and have openings for Summer Coach/Mentors and Summer Fellows. Expand your skills as a leader and a coach, help youth in our community, and explore baseball career options with Friends of Baseball.
Questions? Want to learn more?
Application Deadline: May 10th, 2022
Contact Molly Newcomer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Count RBI Summer Coach Job Description
Full Count RBI Summer Fellow Job Description
On March 23rd-24th, Friends of Baseball partnered with PLAY GROW LEARN to offer a free youth recreation and skills camp for boys and girls at Nadaka Park in Gresham.
The skies were sunny and over 50 campers were out having fun with our Full Count RBI Coaches and the Play Grow Learn community.
The camp featured:
We would like to give a HUGE shoutout to our partners at Play Grow Learn for offering this camp and inviting FOB to be a part of it!
Check out this slideshow to see more photos from the event.
Friends of Baseball
We believe every child should have the opportunities to swing for the fences on the field and in life.