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December 2, 2016 - Play and Learn

If there is ever an organization we hope takes off and flourishes, it's this one. The American Baseball Foundation has made it it's mission to help youngsters excel in the classroom and on the playing fields. What could be a more worthy cause than that? 

Each summer, they host over 100 grade school and middle school kids to their summer BASIC program. During this terrific session kids get to play sports like baseball, soccer and volleyball, mixed in with a curriculum of reading and math tied into sports to make it more interesting. They play for time, study for a while, then go back to play. The objective is address the recession of learning that occurs during the summer months and keep kids' brains sharp during the non-school months. But they do it in a way that promotes fun and physical activity. It is a win-win.

BASIC summer programming features a common book reading time ending with a competition among BASIC “home teams”. Home teams are composed of three to four students who work together in the classroom and on the field, supporting each other as they strive to win achievement tickets for the program-ending raffle of toys, sports equipment and recreation prizes.

It is only through donations that the ABF is able to keep providing services. Without the help of the sponsors, the ABF would have to turn away children. If there are more donations, they can add to the number of participants. 

There's nothing as rewarding as seeing kids grow and bloom. And the results the American Baseball Foundation gets are astounding. You can support them by going to their website, and you'll be glad you did. Everyone's future will be a little brighter because of it.

Source: American Baseball Foundation


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