Jordan's Furniture launches Double Play donation program
January 30, 2014,
TAUNTON, Mass. — Jordan's Furniture is partnering with the Red Sox Foundation to launch the 2014 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program.
The partnership, in conjunction with the Red Sox Foundation's Reviving Baseball for Inner City (RBI) Program, will supply like-new baseball and softball equipment to more than 2,000 inner city youth in the Boston area.
"In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports", said Eliot Tatelman, president and CEO of Jordan's Furniture. "We think that every youth should enjoy America's favorite pastime so we created the Double Play Youth Baseball Program. This is the fourth year and with the help of the Red Sox Foundation, we'll be able to reach a lot of inner-city kids in our area."
Starting Feb. 1 and running until March 31, equipment donations can be dropped off at any Jordan's Furniture location (Reading, Avon, Natick, Nashua, Warwick), including its Taunton Distribution Center. All donations must be in like-new, clean condition. Equipment includes bats (metal only), catcher's equipment, gloves, cleats (metal and plastic), baseballs (new), and softballs (new).
Additionally, the Little League that donates the largest number of useable items will receive tickets to a Red Sox game, an in-game visit by Red Sox mascot Wally, and a personalized jersey with a pre-game presentation at Fenway Park.
"We are grateful to partner with community champion Jordan's Furniture on this terrific annual equipment drive. The Foundation is celebrating Little League's 75th Year milestone with a new sponsorship initiative and we are happy to engage them along with our RBI program in this wonderful program." Said Mike Egan, a member of the Red Sox Foundation board. "Through the collection of gently-used equipment, Jordan's is making a huge impact to youth across the Commonwealth this summer."