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FAQs

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Is the Going to Bat Foundation, Inc a Registered Charity?

The Going to Bat Foundation is a Registered Charity Under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.

Are Donations to The Going to Bat Foundation, Inc Tax Deductible?

Donations of cash or property to charities that have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status are tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional.

What happens with my donation?

None of your donations are used for salaries - all employees of the Going to Bat Foundation do so on a volunteer basis.  Donations are primarily used to purchase and ship equipment and clothing; build facilities; and provide opportunities and education for amateur baseball players. 

Non-Cash Contributions

You have to be able to substantiate the fair market value of goods or property you donate, including bats, uniforms, equipment, tractors, mowers and fields. You'll need a written acknowledgment from theGoing to Bat Foundation for this type of gift as well. You must fill out Form 8283 and include this with your tax return if the property is worth more than $500

Why Africa?

Our co-founder Kieran Lovegrove was born Africa and firmly believes that African Baseball is in a position, much like the Dominican Republic was forty years ago, where given your support, the sport will be comprehensively embraced by the continent's athletes. Baseball will provide a wealth of both playing and education opportunities for an under-served part of the world.

Why Baseball?

Baseball has an estimated 500 million global followers and enjoys its highest levels of popularity in the United States, the Caribbean, and Japan. The sport is experiencing prolific global growth with the WBSC having 135 members. In its purest form, the game is very adaptable and does not require pristine conditions to be played (like cricket), making it very suitable for underdeveloped areas.