Kansas City, Kansas, Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (KCK RBI) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) sanctioned program that teaches inner city children solid, fundamental baseball, while also promoting academic achievement and social responsibility. Recently, KCK RBI and MLB teamed up to present the annual Jr. RBI Classic Tournament during All-Star Week 2012 in Kansas City. Freightquote was also fortunate to be a part of the team as a sponsor of the Jr. Classic.
In fact, our very own Account Representative, Cle Ross, who also serves as the Executive Director of KCK RBI, joined many other Freightquote employees in hosting RBI teams from around the country as they gathered in Kansas City to participate in the friendly 36-game tournament. Baseball and softball teams comprised of youth ages 11-12 participated in the games and also attended several MLB All-Star Week events including FanFest, the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Game, the Home Run Derby and a skills clinic run by the Cal Ripkin Sr. Foundation.
To say the weeklong events were a success is an understatement. The children got the opportunity to compete with kids their age from all over the nation while they also enjoyed the awesome experiences of MLB’s All-Star Week. And as a corporation who knows the worth of giving back, we were privileged to be a part of this inspirational, uplifting time in our community.