RBI Success Stories
It’s more than baseball, it’s life! Since1996, RBI has influenced the lives of thousands of Kansas City’s youth. Although our focus is on teaching the fundamentals of baseball and softball, our primary goal is to help children succeed and excel in life.
While the RBI program can boast numerous successes over the years, here are just a few of our latest accomplishments –
From the Monarchs 18U team, teammates Chase Gras, Earl Cobbins Jr. , Christian Hunley and Christopher Hunley are all preparing for their post-secondary plans.
- Chase Gras has been accepted at William Jewell College. Gras scored a 25 on the ACT and will be a walk-on for baseball. He is a pitcher, 1st baseman & right fielder.
- Earl Cobbins Jr. has been accepted at University of Missouri on an academic scholarship in pursuit of a law degree.
- Christian and Christopher Hunley signed letters of intent to attend Southwest Baptist University on football scholarships. Both have played in the RBI program for nearly 7 years.
Help a Kid Get on the Field of Play
With the start of the 2014 RBI season just around the corner, we would like to thank all of the RBI Team Sponsors to date.
We believe every child who desires to play should have access to a quality program – the RBI program. We would not be able to provide youth with this meaningful life experience if it were not for the generous support of the RBI Team Sponsors. Click HERE to learn more about team sponsorships. Deadline to have team sponsor names included on team shirts is March 15, 2014.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program may not kick off until May, but participants have been gearing up for the season all winter. As with any youth sport, participants understand that preparation and practice are the keys to success. In order to provide our children and youth with the tools and opportunities they need to develop their skills, the Clubs have been hosting winter workouts since early January.
At winter workouts, RBI players are given the opportunity to work with coaches and staff to develop and perfect the fundamental skills of baseball and softball. The workouts help all players improve their skills and provide a unique opportunity for pitchers and catchers to get in the reps they need before the season starts.
Any and all participants are encouraged to participate in winter workouts, which will continue for the final two Saturdays in February, from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM at the Thornberry Unit (3831 E 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO). A huge thank you to everyone who has helped make these workouts possible and given RBI participants the chance to get the practice and instruction they need for a great RBI season.
In case of inclement weather, please call the weather line at 816-462-0140.
Don’t let the cold weather fool you, summer is already on our minds. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program is now enrolling for the 2014 season. The RBI program, founded in 1989 by former Major Leaguer John Young, was created to overcome the obstacles—like crime and a lack of funding for fields and equipment—that prevented many inner city kids from playing baseball. Through our RBI program, boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, get the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball, as well as the importance of teamwork, leadership and life skills.
With the help of dedicated volunteer coaches and staff, the RBI program is a real hit for kids each summer. Individual players and teams are encouraged to take advantage of early enrollment and get their kid(s) signed up for RBI today. The onetime fee of $25 for non-Club members and $10 for Club members covers equipment, participation in the RBI recognition program, a trophy at the end of the season and a one-year membership to the Clubs.
Click HERE or stop by any of our five Club locations to get your child enrolled today.