Diamond Dreams Scholarship Nomination
One of the top reasons that kids do not play baseball or softball is due to financial ineligibility. Friends of Baseball is reversing this trend in Oregon and SW Washington by providing a safety net to boys and girls who want to play ball through our Diamond Dreams scholarship program.
Full Count RBI Academy
Full Count RBI Academy is Friends of Baseball's new after school and day summer enrichment program that teaches life skills through academic, social and physical recreation. With active and contagious games, kids learn baseball fundamentals while getting the daily activity they require and are coached and taught by instructors who emphasize positive self identity.
Each year in late winter (typically February), Friends of Baseball hosts a subsidized clinic for volunteer youth baseball and softball coaches. Leagues pay a nominal rate for the entire league and can send as many coaches as they want. The Coach Jerry Gatto “I Believe” Coach of the Year Award is honored annually at this event after a nomination from area community leagues and committee selection process.
Partnerships & Support
Friends of Baseball and our partner providers can make available in-kind goods and services in order to “play the game.” We collaborate with many like-minded individuals and organizations to meet the needs of leagues and teams where clear need has been established. Please sign up for our email list or follow us on Facebook for news & updates on annual gear giveaway events.