By STEVE KRAH
The BASE Indianapolis — an initiative to help interurban youths — is looking to bounce back from tough times.
Like many not-for-profits it was dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“But through the incredible resilience of our volunteers and supporters, we are poised to make a definitive comeback – starting this week,” says Rob Barber, President and CEO of The BASE Indianapolis. “If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that the needs in our community are real and the opportunity gaps continue to grow. Because of that reality, we do what we coach our kids to do: we pick ourselves up and continue to fight for what we believe.
“We believe in providing meaningful opportunities for educational achievement, career exploration, health and wellness education, and life skills development that allow our young people to reach their fullest potential. We believe the game of baseball can be a catalyst for teaching, learning, and developing the underlying foundational characteristics that drive success.”
Each April 15, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson on the historic anniversary of breaking the modern color barrier in professional baseball.
From April 15-20, 2021, Indiana high school baseball and softball teams will introduce The BASE Indianapolis to a larger audience and rally support for its mission to transform the lives of urban youth.
The BASE Indianapolis was launched in April 2019 and the organization hosted the first Chuck Harmon Urban Baseball Classic in the summer of that year.
To learn more about The BASE Indianapolis, visit thebaseindy.org.
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