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Baseball United Foundation

The Baseball United Foundation (BUF) is a non-profit organization based in New York. BUF was founded in 2006 to support the development of amateur baseball programs in Ireland.

Over time, our footprint has expanded to include support for youth baseball programs in the USA and around the world.

In short, our mission is to share the game of baseball.

Federal Tax ID: 20-4623222​

Sharing the Game of Baseball

The Baseball United Foundation is committed to giving back to the game of baseball by sharing resources, experience, and best practices with communities and organizations who can benefit from them.

We share the game of baseball because we believe baseball provides endless opportunities for learning and growth. Baseball teaches children the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, and integrity, while building self-esteem and promoting healthy choices through exercise and competition.

Developing Innovative Youth Baseball Programs

Youth baseball programs need financial and logistical support to thrive. Most importantly, youth baseball programs rely on the interest and participation of children who enjoy playing the game. That’s why we work directly with organizations, coaches, and parents, to develop new approaches to make baseball easy to understand, enjoy, and play.

Supporting International Baseball Programs

It’s easy to take the game of baseball for granted. But many youth baseball programs — in the US and abroad — struggle for a variety of reasons, from a lack of equipment and coaches to inadequate facilities.
We support the growth and development of baseball throughout the world, in the following ways:

  • Financial Assistance to clubs, teams, and leagues
  • Sending American coaches to Ireland for camps and clinics
  • Shipping donated equipment to youth baseball organizations and schools
  • Bringing young players to America for instruction, camps, and games
  • Providing remote video instruction to baseball players and coaches
  • Providing support and logistics for National Team programs

Help Us Share the Game of Baseball. Make a Donation Today.

Your tax-deductible donation will help to ensure that the Baseball United Foundation, a charitable, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, will continue to support youth baseball throughout the world.

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The 2018 Irish Junior National Baseball Team

The 2018 Irish Junior National Baseball Team

The 2018 Irish Junior National Baseball Team Thank You to Our Sponsors and Donors! The 2018 Irish Junior National Baseball Team was supported by the generosity of many great businesses, organizations, and individuals from across Ireland and the...

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Coach Eric Helmrich Discusses His Recent Trip to Ireland

Coach Eric Helmrich Discusses His Recent Trip to Ireland

Talking Irish Baseball With Baseball Coach Eric Helmrich In July 2016, we sent Iona Prep assistant baseball coach Eric Helmrich to Ireland. Coach Helmrich worked with Irish Little Leaguers and members of the Irish National Baseball Team for one week, at the new...

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Video Instruction: Alex from County Cavan, Ireland

Video Instruction: Alex from County Cavan, Ireland

In the video below, Coach Darren Gurney - aka "The Baseball Doctor" - analyzes the mechanics of a young pitcher named Alex from County Cavan. Alex hasn't been playing baseball long, but he is doing a great job of learning how to pitch. With these tips from Coach...

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Video Instruction Update: Irish Catcher Paul Carey

Video Instruction Update: Irish Catcher Paul Carey

Coach Darren Gurney - aka "The Hit Doctor" - has provided video analysis to a young catcher in Ireland. This is part of our ongoing remote video instruction service, offered to youth baseball players in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. If you'd like to receive...

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Update: Kenyan Little League Shipment

Update: Kenyan Little League Shipment

We just rented a UHaul van and drove 18 boxes and two bat bags worth of donated baseball equipment up to our friends at American Friends of Kenya (AFK). From there, AFK is going to put the equipment on a shipping container bound for Kenya. The equipment will be going...

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Baseball United Foundation Activity Log: 2016

Baseball United Foundation Activity Log: 2016

The Baseball United Foundation is proud to collect donated baseball equipment from baseball organizations all across America, as part of our Baseball Exchange initiative. We inspect, store, and ship donated equipment to our partner organizations in America and...

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Remote Video Instruction for Youth Baseball Players

Remote Video Instruction for Youth Baseball Players

The Baseball United Foundation has launched an initiative to provide remote instruction to baseball players throughout the world, ages 12-17. Parents and coaches are being asked to record 15-20 seconds of video footage on their cell phones. The video is then uploaded...

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Mission Statement

The Baseball United provides support for the development of the game of baseball in the United States and abroad. This is achieved by promoting the game, providing access to the game, fostering the development of communities within the game, and educating people about the game of baseball.

Federal Tax ID: 20-4623222​

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