On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Baseball Oyate* will hold a sports equipment drive for new or gently used baseball and softball equipment at PYB Baseball Day. Proceeds from the drive will benefit Baseball Oyate, Inc., a charity for at-risk children, youth and families.
Baseball Oyate will host free baseball and softball camps, this July, on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations in south central South Dakota. The kids will use your donated equipment to participate in the camp, and then the kids will each get to keep a glove and a ball. Additional equipment, apparel, and gear will be given to the team coaches to use with established teams. Baseball Oyate is a private, non-profit, charitable organization.
The mission of Baseball Oyate is to empower youth through baseball and softball by providing the resources necessary to operate and enhance community programs while inspiring strong character and well being for the under served in areas of significant native population.
*“Oyate” (O-yah’-day) is a Lakota/Dakota word for nation, people, family.
Drop off Location: Look for our collection table near the baseball diamonds. Alternatively, you may contact Sherrie Marchi at 847-293-8593 to pick up any other items.
New or gently used, Youth or Adult: *Baseballs *Tee Balls *Softballs *Whiffle Balls* Tees *Catcher’s Mitt’s *Gloves *Catcher’s Gear *Bats *Base Mats *Agility Cones *Practice Nets *Slider Shorts *Cups *Athletic Supporters *Pants *Socks * Bats *Belts *Cleats *Batting Gloves *Helmets *Hats *Jerseys *Gym Shoes *Under Armor *Equipment Bags *Sun Shelters *Softball Clothing *Softball Gear
Also gladly accepted: *Jump Ropes *Exercise Mats *Basketballs *Footballs *Softballs *Soccer Balls *Dodgeballs *Kickballs *Volleyballs *Mixed Martial Arts equipment
Receipts for your donations will be available.