Donate slightly used baseball equipment and earn a chance to win N.J. Devils’ tickets

Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Baseball of Bayonne announced that their parent organization has partnered with an organization called Pitch in for Baseball, which is collecting new or slightly used baseball equipment, jerseys, and pants to help poor kids at home and abroad to enjoy baseball.
Instead of throwing away baseball-related items, the league is going to donate all of them to this organization, so that needy kids can play the game, and look like ball players as well with some cool looking uniforms.
The gloves, bats and other baseball equipment that’s sitting in your closet or garage right now can open a whole world of opportunities for an underprivileged kid and help give the gift of baseball to a deserving child.
The league is accepting donations of new or gently-used: Fielding gloves, youth bats, catcher’s mitts and protective gear, batting helmets, baseballs and softballs, soft cover balls for Tee Ball, rubber baseball cleats, umpire protective gear, team equipment bags, sets of bases, batting tees, and pitching machines.
As a thank-you to all who have or will be donating some equipment, for anyone who donates at least one item listed above, the league will have their name placed into a raffle for two free N.J. Devils hockey tickets for a game against the Boston Bruins on March 15, 2010. The tickets were donated by Roses Chiropractic of Bayonne.
To contact the Bayonne Cal Ripken League, leave a message for Mike Miselis at (201) 436-8787 or send him an e-mail at The cutoff date for donations is Jan. 30, 2010.

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