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The Royals RBI baseball and softball program creates fields of opportunity


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Through an exciting partnership with the Kansas City Royals Foundation, boys and girls who participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Royals RBI program will receive:

  • Club programming;
  • Mentorship;
  • Equipment;
  • Coaches and volunteers;
  • Direct access to the Kansas City Royals’ Sports Development team;
  • Trainers;
  • Access to personnel at the Urban Youth Academy;
  • and more!

To register, visit https://bgcgkc.leagueapps.com/leagues

The RBI Program

“It’s more than baseball, it’s life.” That’s the motto of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), a program founded in 1989 by former Major Leaguer John Young. The RBI Program, gives youth ages 5 to 18, the opportunity to play baseball and softball, all while learning the importance of teamwork, leadership, social responsibility, and life skills, along with academic success – a requirement for participation.

Established in 1996, the RBI program has continued to grow in Kansas City:

Expanded from serving 150 to nearly 1,000 participating youths each season

Every year, RBI sends teams to the regional playoffs, where they have the opportunity to qualify for the RBI World Series

In the spring of 2007, our RBI program was selected by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation as one of five sites to be part of a pilot program to identify and strengthen quality RBI programs across the country

In 2022, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City announces partnership with Royals Charities to rename the program Royals RBI

Since 2009
  • More than 250 RBI Program high school graduates have received some level of college scholarships
  • 2 RBI players were drafted by Major League Baseball

Register your child today