Monthly Archives: March 2018

Thank you, Coach Garrido. You will be missed.

He believed in RBI Austin before we had launched. When asked to speak at the inaugural RBI Austin benefit banquet in 2011, Coach Augie Garrido cheerfully accepted, noting his friendship with John Young, the founder of the original RBI program in South Central Los Angeles. Under Coach Garrido’s watch, Cal State Fullerton hosted one of the first ever RBI World Series in 1994.

At the 2011 and 2017 RBI Austin benefit banquets, Coach Garrido spoke about his journey growing up as an inner-city kid. He spoke to the challenges inner-city kids face, and the hope that caring coaches – or “teachers” as he liked to call them – could bring these kids through the game of baseball.

Coach Garrido got it. He understood why inner-city kids need consistent, enduring relationships with people who care about their life even more than their batting average.

We are thankful for Coach Garrido’s life and his indelible impact on others, and pray for the close ones he has left behind.

Thank you, Coach Garrido. You will be missed.

Land secured!

Land secured!

Hello RBI Austin family,

You read the headline correctly — we are thrilled to announce that through the Lord’s provision, RBI Austin now owns 33 acres of land in East Austin!

With a vision to make this a central RBI Austin hub for sports, mentoring, job training, and more, this land is located on Loyola Lane just east of 183, adjacent to the Colony Park neighborhood.

Join us in celebrating the Lord’s provision and pray for this future ‘home base’ for RBI Austin kids, families, and the greater Austin community to enjoy. 

View the brief video above and stay tuned for more details further down the road, but in the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support of our RBI Austin kids and for being with us as we enter into this exciting, new season.


Matt Price
RBI Austin Founder & Director

3/10 PLAY BALL event with Major League Baseball


Major League Baseball and RBI Austin to host PLAY BALL event at Delwood on March 10th!

RBI Austin is kicking off our 2018 Jr. RBI Spring Clinic Series on Saturday, March 10th with a Major League Baseball PLAY BALL event – the first of its kind in Austin!

When: Saturday, March 10th from 10:00-11:30am (registration at 9:30am)
Where: Delwood Sports Complex (1815 Greenbrook Pkwy., Austin, TX 78723)
Who: Boys and girls ages 5-13
Cost: FREE!
Event Attire: Sneakers, no gloves or bats needed
To Register: 

  1. Click here – spots are limited!
  2. Select “PLAYBALL Austin – Mar. 10 (10:00am-11:30am)”

Attending kids will receive a free bat and ball set to take home as well as a PLAY BALL t-shirt and wristband!

Space is limited! Register today!

Any questions? Please contact us at or 512.381.7137.

We’re ready for some ball and can’t wait to see you and your kids next weekend!