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Team Sponsorships Summer 2018

Team Sponsorships
NOW OPEN!

 

Great Sponsor Perks

Team Sponsorships are available NOW. From having your name printed on the back of an RBI Austin team jersey to receiving a framed team photo, there are some great perks for sponsors. And you’ll have a chance to win Houston Astros tickets, too!

Team Rewards

Even more exciting, teams that participate will be able to win some great Team Rewards.

How to participate?!

You can download and print/email the Sponsorship Brochure and the Team Rewards information. Please begin spreading the word to family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, local businesses, etc., and if you have any questions, please email sponsorships@rbiaustin.org.

View RBI Austin Team Sponsorship Form
Sponsor a Team Now!
View Team Rewards

April 8th Clinic & Summer Registration Kickoff Day

RBI Austin Spring Clinic and Summer Registration Kickoff Day!

Summer registration for Jr. RBI Baseball/Softball (ages 4-12) and RBI Softball (ages 13-16) opens NEXT week on Monday, April 2nd! We are looking forward to another fun summer of baseball and softball!

To get everyone in the summer spirit, we are hosting an RBI Austin clinic and summer registration kickoff day on Sunday, April 8th from 2-4pm at Mabson Field! Sign your kids up for the clinic and invite your friends to join as well!

Here are the details:

What: RBI Austin Spring Clinic + Summer Registration Kickoff
Who: Players ages 4 – 14 (Baseball & Softball)
Where: Mabson Field (2812 E. 12th St., Austin, TX 78702)
When: Sunday, April 8th from 2-4pm
Cost: FREE
How: Click here to register your player for the clinic

Sign up for the 4/8 clinic today!

Other key important dates and details:

KEY DATES

  • Monday, April 2nd: Summer League registration opens for Jr. RBI Baseball/Softball (ages 4-12) and RBI Softball (ages 13-16)! We’ll email you the registration information on Monday or you can register in person on April 8th.
  • Sunday, April 8th: RBI Austin Clinic + Summer Registration Kickoff Day at Mabson Field for baseball and softball players ages 4-14 years.
  • Saturday, June 2nd: RBI Austin Opening Day at The For the City Center — meet your coach and your team!

We can’t wait for another summer at the ballpark with our RBI Austin family! Hope to see you next Saturday!

P.S. For boys ages 13-18, summer registration opened last week! Click here to register for the RBI Baseball Summer League.

Sign up for the 4/8 clinic today!

Registration Open: RBI Baseball Summer League 15U/18U

It’s time to play some baseball!

Spring break is behind us, and the countdown to summer baseball is on! Registration is NOW OPEN for RBI Austin’s 15U and 18U baseball summer leagues so register today to secure your spot and join in on the fun at the ballpark this summer.

Register today!

Here are the details for the 2018 RBI Summer League:

What: RBI Baseball Summer League (15U & 18U)
Who: Players ages 13 – 18 (age as of April 30th)
Where: Fields throughout Austin
When: May 22nd – July 19th – Two (2) nights a week including: one team practice and one weeknight doubleheader
Player Fee: $60 per player (from RBI schools)*
*Cost for players from other schools is $200. To apply for financial assistance, complete the financial assistance application here.
How: Click here to register.

Important dates

  • Saturday, May 19th – RBI Regional Player Evaluations: We are hosting RBI Regional Evaluations for players seeking to earn a spot on our 15U or 18U RBI Regional teams. CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up for this exclusive opportunity!
  • Monday, May 14th – First official RBI Summer League practices
  • Tuesday, May 22nd – Opening day of games!
  • July 16th – 19th – RBI High School Playoffs (15U & 18U)
  • July 26th – July 29th – RBI Southwest Regional Tournament in Austin, Texas (competing against Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, El Paso)
  • August 5th– 10th – RBI World Series in Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you have any questions about our RBI Baseball Summer League (15U or 18U), contact Michael Galvan at michael.galvan@rbiaustin.org or 361.207.5921.

See you at the ballpark!

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

Matt Price
RBI Austin Founder & Director

3/10 PLAY BALL event with Major League Baseball

Let’s PLAY BALL!

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!

What: MLB PLAY BALL Event
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 info@rbiaustin.org or 512.381.7137.

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

New rule, new bats required

New rule, new bats

New rule, new bats required

Anyone else feel like a little kid at Christmastime when they get something brand new? The newest iPhone, a new pair of shoes, a new gadget?

In light of the new USA Baseball bat regulations and as part of next week’s Amplify Austin, we need your help to provide one NEW bat to each of our 81 RBI Austin teams.

Not only will this provide a regulation bat for each team, it will also give our kids the joy and excitement of using a BRAND NEW bat — many for the first time!

Every $200 will provide a brand new bat for RBI Austin kids.

81 teams x $200 = $16,200 total need. 

Help us get there! No donation amount is too small.

Go ahead and schedule your gift TODAY

How to participate:

While Amplify Austin’s 24-hour clock does not start until next Thursday, March 1st at 6pm, you can schedule your gift TODAY — just click “Donate Now” on our Amplify Austin giving page.

Now at Bat Featured Speakers: Bill White and Kevin Millar

Bill White and Kevin Millar to join RBI Austin’s Now at Bat as Featured Speakers

We are thrilled to announce two legendary MLB players and ambassadors of the game as featured speakers at our upcoming 8th Annual Now at Bat benefit on Thursday, January 25th at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin.

Bill White — a true trailblazer on and off the diamond — and Kevin Millar — a baseball personality for the ages — will bring their great stories to the big stage ofNow at Bat. Their individual accolades set them apart as two of baseball’s finest, and we are honored to have them join us for this special evening in support of our RBI Austin kids.

Limited seats remain, so act soon to secure your spot!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Amanda Terry at amanda.terry@rbiaustin.org or (512) 537-7105.

We look forward to seeing you on January 25th!

Free FCA Baseball Clinic 12/2

Free FCA Baseball Clinic on December 2nd with MLB Players!

 

Sign up today for the Central Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) More Than Baseball Clinic on December 2nd!

RBI Austin is partnering with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) again this year in a free baseball clinic for 6th-12th grade boys on Saturday, December 2nd!

Registration is now OPEN for the FCA More Than Baseball Clinic to be held on Saturday, December 2nd. Receive great instruction from former Major League Players, Local Coaches, College and Minor League Players. The clinic will be held at two locations (North and South), so please pick which one is more convenient for your family.

3D Coaching/Parenting training also available for parents and coaches. Players, Parents and Coaches register on same site below (click link below).

Players must complete a waiver to participate (view waiver here). Print, complete, and bring with you when you come on December 2nd.

Register for this Clinic: Click to Register Here
Purchase Your $10 T-shirt (Optional): Click to buy T-shirt Here

What: Free FCA More Than Baseball Clinic
When: Saturday, December 2nd from 10AM – 1PM
Where: Two clinic locations

  • NORTH: Georgetown High School – 2211 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626;
  • SOUTH: Oak Hill Youth Sports Complex – 6300 Joe Tanner Ln, Austin, TX 78749

Who: Boys ages 6th-12th grade and Youth Coaches
Cost: FREE
How: Click here to sign up

SIGN UP HERE

 

We hope to see you on Saturday, December 2nd!

 

Going, Going, Give: Swinging for a Double!

We’re swinging for a double — not a homerun — here’s why!

You’ve seen what your impact has done for inner-city Austin youth, and today as we’re kicking off our annual Going, Going, Give campaign, would you consider continuing your support of RBI Austin kids as we seek to deepen that impact in 2018?

Swinging for a double

Through our mentor match program and baseball/softball programs, 142 of our 1,171 RBI Austin kids (12%) are engaged in a year-round relationship with an RBI coach or mentor.  Our vision for 2018 is to DOUBLE that number from 142 to 284 by:

  • Growing our active mentor-mentee matches from 67 to 91
  • Expanding our RBI Baseball/Softball Academy from 26 to 52 players
  • Increasing our year-round coach-player relationships from 49 to 141

These year-round relationships are the #1 measure of success for RBI Austin because they lead to:

  • Youth developing into all God created them to be
  • Faithful future fathers and mothers, husbands and wives
  • Strong family units deeply invested in their community
  • Transformed inner-city communities

This year’s goal

In order to realize this vision, we need to raise $82,542 by December 31st. Your support will enable us to double the number of RBI Austin kids in a year-round relationship from 142 to 284 in 2018!

Give now toward our goal!