Kids Gear for Baseball to hold collection drives to help underserved youth
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The Bishop’s School students prepare for the Feb. 23 sports equipment collection at Tecolote Baseball’s Opening Day. From left: George LIttlefield, Reed Meyer, Connor Sears, Robby Schreiber, Cyrus Nolan, Robert Varela, Jake Ramirez, Zach Luca and Jamie Abrams. 	Courtesy photo
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Kids Gear for Baseball is collecting used baseball mitts, bats, helmets, catcher’s gear, batting gloves and cleats to help deserving kids in need of gear.

On Saturday, March 2, the organization will hold its annual collection drive at Cliffridge Field for opening day of La Jolla Youth Baseball. Collection bins will be stationed next to the snack bar beginning at 8 a.m. Organizers are urging community members to donate their outgrown baseball equipment for children who would not otherwise have the equipment to play baseball.

Kids Gear for Baseball collects used baseball equipment and donates it to schools, philanthropic organizations, leagues and programs that support underserved or at-risk kids. Equipment that can’t be used in San Diego is donated to children in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Mexico.

The organization is managed by a small number of high school baseball players from La Jolla High, The Bishop’s School and La Jolla Country Day. Donation drives are also being held at Bishop’s and LJHS through today, March 1. The players manage grants from the Padres and other donors to supplement used equipment donations. For questions about the program or where to bring donations, contact Jamie Abrams at abramsj@bishopsstudent.org.
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