Bring your “gently used” baseball/softball equipment on Saturday

Fans donate used softball and baseball equipment at the annual Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive at Safeco Field.

The annual Baseball Tomorrow Fund equipment drive is Saturday, July 14, when the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers. Volunteers will be outside the gates of Safeco Field collecting donations of equipment and cash. The proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. They’ll also receive a $5000 Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant. Outfielder Casper Wells will participate in the pregame presentation.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. It was established in 1999 through a $10 million commitment by MLB and the Players Association.

Last year, over 15,000 pieces of equipment and over $300,000 in monetary contributions were donated to youth baseball and softball organizations in Major League markets in conjunction with the Equipment Day initiative. To date, nearly 100,000 pieces of equipment and approximately $1,250,000 in cash donations has benefited organizations in need.

- RH

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