USA Baseball's Day of Giving Takes Place Today
30 Sep, 2020
USA Baseball has announced its first-ever Day of Giving, a 24-hour online fundraiser set to take place on Wednesday, September 30. The "Give For Glory" campaign will allow the Team USA community to join together and collectively influence our pastime's future both on and off the field.
Celebrated in coordination with the 20th anniversary of the gold medal-victory over Cuba in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, USA Baseball encourages its alumni, community and fans to celebrate its past accomplishments by sharing stories of impact and helping spread the word on what it means to be a part of USA Baseball.
"The inaugural Give For Glory campaign will unite all of our alumni and supporters to commemorate the respective impact USA Baseball has had on their lives while contributing to the future of the organization," said USA Baseball Executive Director and CEO Paul Seiler. "Every gift will allow us to reach our full potential as the national governing body for baseball in the United States as we aim to build champions in baseball and in life."
All gifts made on the day of giving will be tracked in real time at GiveForGlory.com. There, supporters can direct their gifts into several different USA Baseball programs, including one of its six national team programs, the national team development program, the Golden Spikes Award, the National Training Complex, its youth development and education initiatives, or to a general fund allocated for the greatest needs of the organization.
"USA Baseball has been a part of my life for twenty years and I cannot imagine a better way to support this organization for another twenty years to come than a Day of Giving," said Ernie Young, a member of the 2000 Olympic Team, five-time national team manager and coach, and former USA Baseball Board of Directors member. "As a former player, coach, manager and Olympian, I feel honored to be a part of a prestigious organization that strives for gold both on the field and off."
The 24-hour event will begin at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 30. All gifts are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt of their gift for their records.
Fans and supporters alike can follow along with the USA Baseball Day of Giving by following @USABaseball on social media and using the hashtag #GiveForGlory. To receive more information on the philanthropic giving program at USA Baseball, sign up here.
For more information on the USA Baseball development department and its initiatives, contact Senior Director of Development Will Chriscoe via email at WillChriscoe@USABaseball.com or Donate@USABaseball.com.