The DC Grays RBI youth baseball and softball programs have started their summer 2020 seasons, with a full “return to play” program designed to protect the health and safety. These guidelines are based on best practices developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the District of Columbia Health Department. The DC Grays RBI “return to play” plans were developed in consultation with Major League Baseball, and are based on guidelines suggested by MLB and Little League International.
Parents of all players are required to sign COVID-19 waivers provided by both DC Grays Baseball and MLB. DC Grays RBI is the Washington, DC chapter of MLB’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI). It serves over 200 kids annually, most of them from Wards 6, 7 and 8.
Given the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, DC Grays RBI is working closely with local Little Leagues to provide baseball and softball opportunities for kids who were not able to play ball all spring when local Little League seasons were canceled – including Mamie Johnson Little League, Ward 8 Little League, JBAB Little League (the league that serves Anacostia-Bolling AFB) and others.
Our teams are currently back on the field for practice, and our coaching staff is finalizing game and tournament schedules for all of our programs. In most cases, games begin in August and the schedule continues into the fall.