Reading, Pennsylvania – After a three day tournament in Prince George County, Maryland, The Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading, Berks County and Pottstown is proud to announce the winning of their Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) 13U Regional Baseball Team has won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament Championship.
13U Regional Team takes both games: Pittsburg 2 Olivet BGC RBI 14 >> North Jersey 1 Olivet BGC RBI 11
13U Regional Team won in the Semi Finals Baltimore 1 Olivet BGC RBI 2
13U Regional Team wins Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament Championship.
Philadelphia 1 Olivet BGC RBI 4
About Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball youth outreach program whose mission is to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth; encourage academic participation and achievement; increase number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and minor leagues; promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the game and teach the value of teamwork.
By the Numbers
RBI programs have been started in more than 200 cities worldwide, and annually provide more than 260,000 boys and girls the opportunity to play baseball and softball. The Jr. RBI playing divisions for baseball and softball players ages 5-12, has more than 160,000 younger boys & girls participating in the RBI program.
Typical RBI leagues operate from May to August and provide five divisions of local league play for older participants: Freshman Boys (13-14 year olds), Junior Boys (15 – 16 year olds), Senior Boys (17 – 18 year olds) and Softball (14-and-under and 18-and-under). Tournament play for these ages typically begins in late July with Regional qualifying tournaments for advancement to the RBI World Series in early August.
About the Olivet Boys & Girls Club
Since 1898, Olivet Boys & Girls Club has been serving the youth of Greater Reading. We reach out to some of the areas hardest to reach young people. We provide them with a safe, positive, fun environment, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, and recognition.
A chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Olivet Boys & Girls Club serves 3,000 members a year, 1,500 different participants a week and 800 kids a day at seven club sites and six school sites in Reading as well as a location in Pottstown. The Club was founded in 1898. Its mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as healthy, caring, productive, responsible citizens.
Through the Club experience, Olivet Boys & Girls Club has the power to affect the young people who need us most by helping them to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment; be engaged citizens of good character who are involved in the community; and who adopt a healthy diet and practice healthy lifestyle choices. These are the outcomes for which we strive.
For more information about Olivet Boys & Girls Club visit https://www.olivetbgc.org