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Pitch in for Baseball

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball 1565 Gehman Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438 Contact: Meredith Kim, meredithk@pifbs.org In 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) was created with the purpose of collecting new and gently used equipment to redistribute to children around the globe enabling them to play ball.  Over the past decade, PIFBS has expanded programming and partners to help more than 800,000 boys and girls get on the field in every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries internationally. Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has had great success working with Bar and Bat Mitzvah students for their […]

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PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 875 Washington, D.C. 20036 Contact: Adam Hirsch ahirsch@peaceplayersintl.org 202-408-5111 PeacePlayers International uses the game of basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities, based on the premise that children who play together can learn how to live together. (PPI’s affiliate in Israel and the West Bank, PeacePlayers International- Middle East, promotes peaceful coexistence among Arab and Jewish young people in the region and provides positive extracurricular outlets for those from disadvantaged communities.) Children who play together can learn to live together. That’s the idea behind PeacePlayers International, a nonprofit organization that uses basketball […]

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Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation

Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation 3601 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19148 Contact: Maria Leonetti, Finance & Development Manager mleonetti@esyhf.org 215 952-4196 The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (ESYHF) is to use the sport of hockey to help educate young people to succeed in the game of life. Snider Hockey is a cutting edge program that uses the sport of hockey coupled with a rigorous off-ice life skills curriculum and supplemental educational services to build character and academic skills for high-risk inner-city boys and girls from Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. The foundation provides full equipment, ice time […]

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center 4842 Ridge Ave., Phila., PA 19129 Contact: Ben Hirsh, Coordinator of Youth Leadership and Volunteer engagement, 215 487-9555, bhirsh@ashetennis.org The mission of the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center, inspired by the life of Arthur Ashe, is to create meaningful opportunities for a diverse cross-section of young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, to achieve success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens. We attain this mission through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming in neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia area and at our state-of-the-art Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center. There is a wide […]

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Found on The Mitzvah Bowl

The Mitzvah Bowl staff feels personally rewarded when we receive stories like this one. Keep the stories coming to info@themitzvahbowl.com! Here’s how Zac Emanuel’s Mitzvah Project evolved in his mother’s words (Stacy Emanuel). “Zac really wanted to have something to do with sports for his Mitzvah project. Last summer I was trolling the web for ideas when I came across your website. I saw info on PeacePlayers and the baseball collection drive and showed them to Zac when he came home from summer camp. He checked out the information and really liked what PeacePlayers stood for. He loved the idea […]

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