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Pirates Charities partners with The Tull Family Foundation to provide baseball and softball equipment to area youth organizations

Team partners to distribute $50,000 worth of equipment to local organizations
April 9, 2019

Today, Pirates Charities partnered with The Tull Family Foundation and Pitch In for Baseball and Softball(PIFBS) to provide 16 local youth organizations with much needed baseball and softball equipment as the groups begin their 2019 seasons. These local organizations serve over 1,300 youth participants from four counties throughout western Pennsylvania

Today, Pirates Charities partnered with The Tull Family Foundation and Pitch In for Baseball and Softball(PIFBS) to provide 16 local youth organizations with much needed baseball and softball equipment as the groups begin their 2019 seasons.

These local organizations serve over 1,300 youth participants from four counties throughout western Pennsylvania and will receive a grand total of $50,000 worth of equipment, courtesy of Pirates Charities, The Tull Family Foundation and PIFBS.

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball is a Harleysville, PA based not-for-profit that collects and redistributes new and gently-used baseball and softball equipment to communities in need to ensure more kids have the opportunity to play their respective sports.

Prior to the distribution event, representatives from each youth group identified the greatest equipment needs for their respective organizations. Pirates Charities and The Tull Foundation then worked with PIFBS to ensure these needs were met and equipment was delivered.

Local area youth organizations to benefit from the distribution event include Allegheny Valley Little League, Baldwin-Whitehall Little League, Bullskin Little League, Cameron Welch Little League, Leechburg Little League, Nazareth Prep (Holy Family Academy), New Castle School District, Urban Impact of Allegheny County and the Wilkinsburg Baseball and Softball organization.

Altogether, these groups will be provided with a total of:

• 424 Gloves

• 198 Bats

• 170 Batting Helmets

• 102 dozen Baseballs/Softballs

• 99 Sets of catcher’s gear

• 55 Cleats

• 51 Catchers mitts

• 38 Team Bags

• 18 Tees

• 2 First baseman mitts

About Tull Family Foundation

The Tull Family Foundation (TFF) is a private foundation that philanthropically supports efforts across the education, medical and scientific research communities, and health and social services sectors. TFF’s founders, Thomas and Alba Tull, primarily focus their giving in their home towns of Los Angeles and Pittsburgh to empower change and advancement in their local communities. The Tulls pursue their mission by investing in organizations that are groundbreaking and innovative, and have the ability to transform the lives of the people who they serve.

About Pirates Charities

Pirates Charities, the philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to strengthening the community by supporting organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives of children and adults in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Pirates Charities places a special emphasis on supporting youth programs focused on health, fitness and education by developing partnerships with those who share in our mission. In addition to helping youth, Pirates Charities aids military families and veteran organizations and offers support to those in our community who are fighting cancer. To learn more about the Pirates positive impact in the community, visit pirates.com/community.

About Pitch In For Baseball & Softball

Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball helps give the gift of play and contributes to youth development by providing equipment to children around the world. PIFBS has distributed equipment and uniforms impacting almost 900,000 children in need to more than 100 countries worldwide and more than 650 communities around the United States. The organization recently launched a sister brand, Pitch In For Softball (www.pifs.org), to help reach the needs of this community. Based outside of Philadelphia, PA, PIFBS is a 501 c 3 not for profit organization.