Feb 5, 2024
Jordan’s Furniture Launches The 2024 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 5, 2024
Jordan’s Furniture Launches
The 2024 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program
Baseball and softball equipment for youth
in partnership with the Red Sox Foundation
Dedham, MA – The temperature is still low and the snow is still falling but it’s never too early to think about baseball … especially for kids! Jordan’s Furniture is proud to announce the launch of their 2024 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, a project that will supply like-new baseball and softball equipment to youth in underserved communities for the upcoming season. In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation’s Reviving Baseball and Softball in Inner-Cities (RBI) Program, equipment will be distributed to help the Foundation in its mission of growing the game and making the sport more accessible for players and coaches in its communities.
Starting this week and running through April 7, equipment donations can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture location in MA, RI, NH, ME, and CT, including their Taunton Distribution Center. All donations must be in like-new, clean condition. Equipment includes cleats (metal and plastic), baseballs (new), softballs (new), bats (metal only), catcher’s equipment, and gloves.
“We have been running our youth baseball donation program for over 12 years now because we know that the equipment gets directly in the hands of kids who need it. And the need does not end at the close of each season,” said Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “Equipment is so expensive and there are thousands of kids who just cannot afford to play sports. We are excited to, again, team up with the Red Sox Foundation…the perfect partner!”
“We are so proud to partner with Jordan’s Furniture as we seek to grow the game and expand access, so every youth has the opportunity to play ball,” said Bekah Salwasser, Boston Red Sox Executive Vice President of Social Impact and Red Sox Foundation Executive Director. “Access to equipment is often a barrier for young people and their families, so we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone in Red Sox Nation who comes together to support this program and our shared mission.”
Through other distribution partners in all Jordan’s communities, the Double Play Youth Baseball Program will support children and youth in underserved neighborhoods.
About Jordan’s Furniture
Jordan’s Furniture, the premiere furniture and mattress retailer in New England, has one of highest grossing sales per square foot records in The United States. With indoor features like Beantown (city made of jellybeans), Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theaters, a 4-level ropes course (largest indoor ropes course in the world), indoor water shows, an iconic holiday village display, and full-service restaurants, Jordan’s Furniture is the leader in combining entertainment with shopping. Store locations are destinations, with the average time spent on-site over double the industry average. Customer Service at Jordan’s is paramount. Jordan’s 1200 employees, the “J-Team”, excel at providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Established over 100 years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan’s Furniture is a community leader in their markets and believes in giving back to the community through charitable partnerships. They currently have eight store locations including Avon MA, Natick MA, Reading MA, Nashua NH, Warwick, RI, New Haven CT, Farmington CT and South Portland ME, along with a Distribution Center in Taunton, MA.
About Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has awarded more than 6,000 grants since its creation in 2002 and focuses on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $167 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 35,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve nearly 20,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 349 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 2,000 youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.” For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.Back to News