Rallying the Baseball Community Around Good Causes
We believe baseball can be a force for positive change. That’s why we created The Bullpen Project in 2012.
Grand Slam for Sandy: A Hurricane Relief Effort for New Jersey
The first Bullpen Project, “Grand Slam for Sandy,” was started by Red Sox minor league catcher Jayson Hernandez and his former Rutgers University teammate Rob Corsi, to help their hometown recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Jayson and Rob teamed up with the Baseball United Foundation to maximize the impact of their efforts.
Grand Slam for Sandy was a tremendous success as the baseball community, led by MLB star Todd Frazier, rallied to raise over $20,000 to assist residents in Monmouth County, NJ. In partnership with Gateway Church of Christ, we were able to provide funds to help four families recover from the storm. Remaining funds were distributed to the relief efforts in Monmouth County, NJ.
“The hugs my family gave to one another when we were given the news that the Baseball United Foundation was going to help were those of joy. Thank you for helping make the electrical repairs needed in our home. Without safe electric there was no moving forward. You have played a huge role in making our home safe for my husband and our children. Thank you for making a difference and restoring hope!!!” – Michelle McStraevic
“The Grand Slam for Sandy project help our family so much. Because of The Grand Slam for Sandy project we were able to make our home livable. We had the funds to fix our floor, have a working bathroom and repaired HVAC lines. Our lives have settled back to normal and are finally back on course. The Grand Slam for Sandy project helped us reclaim our lives and we couldn’t be more appreciative.” – Nadine Clifton