Lefty O'Doul's Foundation For Kids

 

This foundation was established in memory of Frank "Lefty" O'Doul

In 1927, in order to stop Lefty O’Doul from tossing so many baseballs to children in the left-field bleachers, Seals owner Charlie Graham agreed to sponsor a Kids Day, where youngsters were admitted to the ballgame for free. 10,000 kids filed into Recreation Park in San Francisco that day where O’Doul helped distribute 5,000 miniature bats, thousands of bags of peanuts and a half dozen flour sacks full of baseballs. One by one, O’Doul tossed the balls from the roof of the park’s grandstand to screaming children in the crowd below. Needless to say, children loved Lefty O’Doul.

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Baseball is the American Dream.

Baseball is on the decline for today’s youngsters, particularly those in growing up in under privileged neighborhoods

But where there is a dream there is a way! Give the youth of tomorrow the proper equipment to play and we might have a chance! Register today! Be a part of the dream team! Donate to Lefty O’Doul’s foundation & sponsor a child (or a team!) for a season of baseball. Pick your school, pick your team, pick your child and come on out to the ballgame!

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Our primary revenue source is donations received from generous individuals and businesses, such as yourself. Donate to Lefty O’Doul’s foundation & sponsor a child (or a team!) for a season of baseball.

Give the youth of tomorrow the proper equipment to play and we might have a chance!

Register today! Be a part of the dream team! Donate to Lefty O’Doul’s foundation & sponsor a child (or a team!) for a season of baseball. Pick your school, pick your team, pick your child and come on out to the ballgame! Or simply donate what you can (see attached registration form). The Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for Kids is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Make every day Kids day!

The Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for Kids was established to carry on the tradition of putting baseballs in the hands of children, inspiring them through generosity and kindness to love the game. Make every day kids day.

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What are we about?

This foundation was established in memory of the Giant of A Man Frank "LEFTY" O'doul, a former GIANT and long-time Minor League baseball supporter. The Lefty O'Doul's Foundation for Kids wants to make sure the qualities that distinguished him live on.

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Our primary revenue source is donations received from generous individuals and businesses, such as yourself.

The Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for Kids is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (Tax ID # 27-3957446). All donations are tax deductible and can be made through our website www.KidsNeedBaseball.com

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555 California St. Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA, 94104
  (415) 738-0766
  (415) 520-6430
  

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