March 15, 2017
Washington, DC: On a random morning a few weeks ago Grays General Manager Antonio Scott received a phone call from a gentleman that he had never met before. Robert Harris, who sits as an at-large board member of the West Springfield Little League, made a heartfelt decision. Mr. Harris expressed interest in donating some used equipment and unused baseball pants and apparel to the DC Grays RBI program. “The equipment is still very much usable and I’m sure some of the youth you work with can benefit from some extra equipment.” explained Mr. Harris.
After a good conversation between Mr. Harris and Antonio, the two set up a meeting for the equipment to be collected. When they linked up, Antonio expressed his gratitude for the donation and that he would make sure that the kids under the RBI program will get first grabs at the equipment. However, the story does not stop there. Antonio expressed to Mr. Harris that he wanted to establish a new donation pipeline. He plans to do this in the form of sending some used and unused equipment and apparel to a youth program that his godfather has set up in Colon, Panama. “In addition to sending equipment, I want to establish some form of a pen-pal program between the youth my godfather works with in Panama and the youth we work with here in DC under our RBI program. I think it will help the youth that we work with here learn and understand the importance of giving/sharing with those who are less fortunate than you.”
The DC Grays organization would like to thank Mr. Harris and the West Springfield Little League!