The mission of the Play Ball! Foundation is to create and expand team sports opportunities for middle school age urban youth who are at a pivotal time of physical and emotional development.
We provide access to competitive sports for over 1,200 middle school students, many of whom have never played an organized sport before. Because more than 78% live below the poverty line, even pay-to-play sports are not an option. Today Play Ball! has 57 teams offering football, baseball, Double Dutch, girl’s volleyball, ice hockey and boy’s and girl’s soccer to middle school students in 22 Boston Public Schools.
Through the experience of team sports, Play Ball! seeks to inspire young athletes to succeed in school, become engaged in their school communities, and develop life skills that will make them better prepared to enter high school.
Help us get more feet on the field and more sneakers in the gym. Become part of Boston’s newest sports tradition. Join the Play Ball! team and give today. It’s your ticket for the best teams in town!Join Play Ball! NationDownload Our Fact Sheet