Ball Parks 4 Him is a 501(c)(3) not for profit charitable foundation in memory of Zachary Siegfried. Our goal is to assist in the financial needs of children ranging in age from 5-18 who have a desire to play sports and have a financial hardship. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to play sports, regardless of their ability to pay. Ball Parks 4 Him was founded in October 2010. In the first year, we assisted 5 children with their sports financial needs. One recipient was a 9 year old boy who needed a customized prosthetic baseball glove to enable him to play baseball. Our foundation has provided other items as well such as shoes, wheelchair, bats, entry fees to sports programs, necessary clothing, helmets, balls and much more. Since 2010, we’ve assisted over 700 kids with their sports financial needs in our community. Thanks to our amazing donors, we have been blessed to provide funds to each and every child that has qualified.
In the past, Ball Parks 4 Him was awarded a $500 PNC Sponsorship to buy 50 pairs of shoes for local children. Once people heard we were buying shoes for children in need, many more started donating to the cause. Currently, we have raised $1,350 to buy shoes for children in need. We have bought and delivered over 125 pairs of shoes thus far and still have a lot to go! More recently, we received a $25,000 grant from State Farm through the neighborhood assist program. This grant has made a huge impact on our community.
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Ball Parks 4 Him believes in our youth and continues to strive to make a difference in their lives. We believe in people’s ability to reach the next level and their ability to push themselves beyond what is expected. We believe that desire, commitment, hard work and intensity, combined with quality sport specific training can ultimately bridge the gap between potential and true performance. It is our primary goal to assist individual children in becoming better athletes by helping them with their financial needs. Finally, we believe that athletics can help every young child become a better person. Being active in athletics can provide them with important life skills and tools that they will find necessary in fulfilling their future dreams and goals.