The Going to Bat Foundation is very excited to partner with the Mike Spiers Foundation to provide any player, locally, nationally and even internationally, the opportunity to participate in the sport through the donation of gently used baseball equipment.
Mike Spiers holds a dear place in our hearts as Kieran Lovegrove, one of the founders of Going to Bat and alumni of Mike Spiers’ baseball academy, credits Mike for where he is today; a minor league pitcher in Cleveland Indians organization.
“Mike was my mentor and the first person who believed that I could be a professional baseball player. He said, ‘you have every tool to be a major league player, but it’s up to you to commit to become that player.’”
“His trust and confidence inspired me to be the baseball player I am today, and I work to honor his memory on and off the field,” states Lovegrove.
Kieran was also the recipient of the 2012 Greg Kish Special Achievement Award for his charitable endeavors.
The Going to Bat Foundation, established in 2009 by three best friends who played baseball together, has helped players and teams as far as South Africa to Alaska, and many others in between.
It is our steadfast belief that the lack of a bat, a glove, or cleats should not be a barrier preventing anyone from playing the game they love.
Whether it’s the donation of practice shirts so a team feels unified on the field, or new cleats to the Boys & Girls Club after school program, the Going to Bat Foundation in partnership with the Mike Spiers Foundation is committed to leaving no baseball player behind.
MOST NEEDED EQUIPMENT:
* Bats, particularly BBCOR bats
* Catcher’s gear
* Balls – game and practice
* Equipment bags
Please do not donate broke or unusable gear. The purpose of the donation is to provide a player with the necessary equipment to play the game.
We accept equipment for all sizes and level of play, but particularly for the ages of 10yrs – 18yrs old.