The Play Ball Foundation
The Play Ball Foundation invests in schools in high need communities to provide equitable access to team sports opportunities to empower middle school youth.
The Play Ball Foundation was founded in 2007 to “get more feet on the field” in Boston middle schools. Since that time Play Ball has expanded to include four cities (Boston, Lawrence, Holyoke & New Bedford) to address inequitable access to school-based sports programs. Play Ball partners with our communities to create and run middle school sports leagues for students, where their classmates are their teammates and their coaches are their teachers. The Play Ball Foundation leverages the power of sports to support students in a vital period of their development.
Currently, The Play Ball Foundation programs work with over 3,200 students annually in Boston, Lawrence, Holyoke and New Bedford. Sports leagues for both boys and girls include soccer, baseball, volleyball, flag football, cross-country, cheerleading, track, tennis, and basketball.
Funds raised through the BAA Boston Marathon Official Charity Program will directly support Play Ball’s programming within our partner communities.
The Play Ball Foundation is honored to be a member of the B.A.A. Official Charity Program for the second year in a row. We welcome all to apply to become a member of Play Ball’s Boston Marathon Team.