Grays to host “Salute to RBI”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The DC Grays will host its second annual ‘Salute to RBI’, taking place at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (3675 Ely Place SE, Washington, D.C.) this Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Sunday’s game will be played in tribute to all of the young DC Grays RBI players and their families. We are inviting all 250 players and their families to come out and watch the DC Grays collegiate team play. The Grays will be facing the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts and the first pitch will be thrown at 1 PM. After the Grays game, our RBI teams will play some exhibition games in which our players from the collegiate team will serve as coaches, umpires, etc. for.
This is the fourth year of the Grays’ RBI program’s existence. D.C. Grays Baseball partners with Major League Baseball to run the “Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities” (RBI) program in Washington, D.C. The Grays RBI is a year-round baseball and softball program that serves over 250 low-income kids in the District. As the only collegiate summer team in the country that has an “MLB-RBI” youth program component, the Grays thrive on using baseball and softball as a way to mentor and inspire the youth of their community.
The mission of the Grays is to provide opportunities for college players, particularly African-American players, to develop their skills against some of the top college players in the country and give inner city youth a chance to learn the great game of baseball. We want to be “ambassadors for baseball” in one of the most economically-challenged areas of Washington, D.C.
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