Baseball Factory will team up with Roberto’s Kids and the Pittsburgh Pirates to host equipment drive in Bradenton, FL

Roberto’s Kids will attend Baseball Factory’s Christmas Camp and Tournament at Pirate City to collect used baseball equipment that will be distributed to underprivileged communities around the world

Bradenton, FL Baseball Factory’s annual Christmas Camp and Tournament at Pirate City, Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will take place in Bradenton, FL from December 18-21 and December 27-30. This year Baseball Factory has teamed up with Roberto’s Kids, an international non-profit organization that strives to bridge the gap between different cultures through baseball.

Roberto’s Kids is named after the late Pittsburgh Pirate’s Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente. The organization honors Clemente’s memory by continuing his efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. Roberto’s Kids believes that growing up with baseball instills important lessons and values in a child. Allowing youth in underprivileged areas to gain this experience and knowledge will ultimately lead to developing social and community responsibility for both the children and their families.

This past year, Roberto’s Kids sent 30 tons of donated baseball equipment to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and various areas of the United States. As a result, these charitable efforts not only bring baseball to children, but also a sense of community into their lives. For more information on Roberto’s Kids please visit

Baseball Factory is asking parents and players attending the Baseball Factory Christmas Camp and Tournament at Pirate City to please donate any new or gently worn baseball equipment to Roberto’s Kids.  These donations will help bring baseball to underprivileged children and develop organized youth leagues in parts of the world where there is no sense of community.

Baseball Factory is the leader in player development and college placement.  Baseball Factory’s vision is to guide both players and parents through the college recruiting process and to professionally train players in order to find a school that is the right fit both academically and athletically.   For further information, please visit

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