New Balance Steps Up To Support The Boys and Girls Club
March 28, 2012
Thanks to the generosity of New Balance Baseball, the Going to Bat Foundation was able to provide brand new New Balance baseball cleats to the baseball program run by the Boys & Girl's Club of Santa Ana, CA.
Through a collaboration RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner-cities), Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Boys & Girls Club runs a baseball and fast-pitch softball program at each of their sites. RBI also incorporates the SMART Moves prevention/education program, designed to teach players to avoid alcohol, drug use and premature sexual involvement.
Adam Salcido, Going to Bat Foundation co-founder and varsity shortstop for the Laguna Hills High School Hawks, got a chance to meet the team, share his baseball experiences and present each players with a brand new pair of NB 4040 baseball cleats.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana provides a positive, healthy learning environment for children in one of the most disadvantaged communities in the United States. Since 1954, the Club has brought stability to neighborhoods that have seen drugs, teen pregnancy and gang-related violence rock their foundations. With each year that passes, our curriculum takes progressively longer strides toward strengthening the academic aptitude, the physical fitness, the health awareness and the career ambitions of Santa Ana’s children, preparing them to graduate high school and become productive citizens. please visit http://www.boysandgirlsclub.com/
About New Balance
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently the only athletic shoe company that manufactures footwear in the U.S. with 25% of our U.S. footwear shipments produced at five New England facilities. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4000 associates around the globe, and in 2010 reported worldwide sales of $1.78 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit http://www.newbalance.com.