TAUNTON, Mass., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan's Furniture is proud to announce the launch of the 2014 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, a donation project that will supply like-new baseball/softball equipment to inner-city youth. In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation's Reviving Baseball for Inner City (RBI) Program, equipment will be distributed to over 2,000 inner-city youth.
Starting this Saturday February 1st and running until March 31st, equipment donations can be dropped off at any Jordan's Furniture location (Reading, Avon, Natick, Nashua, Warwick), including their Taunton Distribution Center. All donations must be in like-new, clean condition. Equipment includes bats (metal only), catcher's equipment, gloves, cleats (metal and plastic), baseballs (new), and softballs (new).
Little Leagues can get involved, too...and possibly win big! The Little League that donates the largest number of useable items will receive tickets to a Red Sox game, an in-game visit by Red Sox Mascot Wally, and a personalized jersey with a pre-game presentation at Fenway Park.
"In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports", said Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan's Furniture. "We think that every youth should enjoy America's favorite pastime so we created the Double Play Youth Baseball Program. This is the fourth year and with the help of the Red Sox Foundation, we'll be able to reach a lot of inner-city kids in our area."
Red Sox Foundation Board Member, Mike Egan said "We are grateful to partner with community champion Jordan's Furniture on this terrific annual equipment drive. The Foundation is celebrating Little League's 75th Year milestone with a new sponsorship initiative and we are happy to engage them along with our RBI program in this wonderful program." Egan added "Through the collection of gently-used equipment, Jordan's is making a huge impact to youth across the Commonwealth this summer."
The 2014 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program runs until March 31st. All information can be found online at www.jordans.com beginning February 1st.
SOURCE Jordan's Furniture