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Cleveland Indians
Co-Founder drafted by Indians in the 3rd Round

Opportunity Through Baseball
Going to Bat Partners with Opportunity Through Baseball

Sharing The Sandlot
Going to Bat merges with Sharing the Sandlot

New Balance Steps Up for Boys and Girls Club

Andre Ethier and Going To Bat
Ethier teams with Going To Bat to help Phoenix high school.

Fremont High School
Saving the MLB Draft Factory with the help of Area Code Baseball

Kieran Lovegrove, Mike Spiers
ABD Academy Award for Going To Bat Co-Founder

ugout Duty Calls
Going To Bat earns Dugout Duty Calls Award for January 2012

Full Circle Sports Management
Full Circle Sports Management Donates Much Needed Cleats

Mission Viejo Baseball
Mission Viejo Goes To Bat for Watts High School

Cory Hahn

Kieran Lovegrove
Co-founder signs Letter of Intent

New Balance Baseball
Foundation receives Community Service Award from New Balance.

Area Code Baseball
Area Code Donates a Ton of Gear

Pickens, CBATS Life-Savers for Local Baseball Players

Phillipi Angels
Sending glove and support to South Africa


Going to Bat teams with Dry Heat Foundation on Phoenix after-school program

The Going to Bat Foundation has teamed with the Dry Heat Foundation and the business community to provide after school programs for at risk youth in the inner city of Phoenix, AZ. Providing a viable alternative to other destructive options, the children are offered on campus academic and life-skills tutoring as well as sports coaching.

Going to Bat teams with The Mike Spiers Foundation for Equipment Donation Drive.

The Mike Spiers Foundation will be working in conjunction with Going to Bat to collect new/used equipment and will be donating it to underprivileged youth in the U.S. but also to academies and programs abroad.

Here are a few of the organizations that will benefit from your equipment donations:

* Beisbol Ecuatoriano

* Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy

* Northeast Los Angeles Little League

* Will C. Crawford Senior High School

Please contact us at info@mikespiersfoundation.org if you would like to be a part of our recipient program.


USA Baseball Balls for Africa

USA Baseball Going to Bat for Africa

Kieran Lovegrove, USA Baseball alumnus and co-founder of the Going to Bat Foundation (www.goingtobat.org), reached out to the USA Baseball program to initiate a Friendship Program on behalf of the African teams in the 15U World Cup. With the withdrawal of Tunisia, Kieran's native South Africa is the only remaining African representative).

The USA 15U Baseball team participating in the 15U Baseball World Cup has embraced the "Balls for Africa" campaign and has generously agreed to donate all their competition baseballs used in the event to the South Africa team to be used in the development program back home.

Our thanks go out to to USA baseball with special thanks to Brooks Webb, Cody Wilcoxson and Lindsay Robertson for going to bat for African baseball

About USA Baseball

Since 1978 USA Baseball has been the national governing body for amateur baseball. It represents the sport in the United States as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and internationally as a member federation of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

Nearly every major national amateur baseball organization in America is united as a USA Baseball national member organization. As a result, USA Baseball governs more than 12 million amateur players in ballparks and playgrounds across the country.

Baseballs For Africa!

Balls For Africa

We are collecting new baseballs to ship to programs in Africa. Any assistance you can provide with balls or shipping would be greatly appreciated. The enthusiasm for our favorite game is exploding but obtaining game balls is not as simple as walking into the local corner sports store. We can help! Contact Us!

Candalla Unites South County Rivals for a Good Cause
Kyle Candalla is All Tournament Pick in World Champs!
Kyle Candalla
Co-founder Kyle Candalla applies a tag
Going to Bat Foundation Co-Founder Kyle Candalla was  selected to the All Tournament Teams from the 2012 WWBA World Championship, which was held Oct. 25-29 at the Roger Dean Complex in Jupiter, Florida. Kyle sparkled in the event with a batting average of .444. Great job Kyle!
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Andre Ethier Going To Bat for Phoenix High School
Andre Ethier, Adam salcido, Kyale Candalla, Kieran Lovegrove, Camelback High School
Andre Ethier and Going To Bat with the Camelback High School Baseball Team

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New Balance Steps up for Boys and Girls Club

Going To Bat, Adam salcido, Boys and Girls Club
Co-founder Adam Salcido presents New Balance cleats to the Boys and Girls Club.
Sharing The Sandlot teams with Going to Bat in Arizona
Shaun Rico, Kyle Candalla, Going To Bat
Shaun Rico and Co-founder Kyle Candalla at Going To Bat Donation Event in Arizona
Going to Bat Foundation receives ABD Academy Award

Kieran Lovegrove recieves the 2012 Greg Kish Special Award from ABD's Mike Spiers.
New Balance Baseball

Harold Abend
Special to ESPN RISE 08/08/11

Kieran Lovegrove finds out that his foundation will get some unexpected help from New Balance while attending the MLB Symposium at the Area Code Baseball Games.  

Kieran Lovegrove

Ever since Kieran Lovegrove from Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) has been a tyke, he’s had a bat in his hand.

Today, the up-and-coming senior has become a pitcher who will appear in this week's Area Code Games. But the pitches Lovegrove makes are often more important when he's making them for a non-profit organization he co-founded that delivers baseball equipment to children in need throughout the world. More>>

Playing Baseball Between a Rock and a Hard Place
The Story of the Philippi Angels Township Baseball Academy

Among the old mattresses, broken bottles, and half-buried stones in a drainage basin near the train station, boys from the Xhosa tribe play baseball.  These are the Philippi Angels and they will play every week until the rainy season.  Because the drainage is mostly rock, it fills with water in the lightest rain and takes weeks of sun to dry out. Read More>>

"You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others." - Henry Drummond



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