The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Tuesday announced the eighth season of Dodgers RBI, its sports-based youth development program at 75 locations for children between the ages of 5 and 18.
“After a challenging year for our youth and families, we are happy to return to on-field play with over 9,000 youth,” said Tiffany Rubin, the foundation’s director of youth programs. “We have worked with our partners to identify 75 sites for the return of in-person play and will work with 400 coaches in under-served communities where baseball and softball have historically dwindled and where opportunities for positive recreation are lacking, especially following the pandemic.”
The program will feature in-person and virtual programming, which will include baseball and softball practices and games, in-person clinics, player development training, Wellness Wednesdays, Dodger Days, virtual fitness clinics, virtual parent workshops, virtual college and career accelerator workshops and racial equity curriculum.
Participants will receive items including uniforms, equipment, personal protective equipment, health and educational resources and basic necessities.
The program — which has an emphasis on Black youth, girls and teens — uses the power of sport to provide critical resources and services to communities that are experiencing social injustices, according to the foundation.
More than 45,000 people have participated in the program since its inception, according to the program’s website.
Registration is available at Dodgers.com/DodgersRBI.
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