Chicago White Sox RBI
The Chicago White Sox RBI program, in affiliation with Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and the Chicago Park District, is a youth outreach program intended to motivate children in and out of the classroom with fundamentals learned through baseball.
Youth in the 13-18 age groups of all skill levels have the chance to be in a free and safe environment where they are taught baseball and learn lessons such as teamwork along the way. The program is meant to increase knowledge and participation in both baseball and softball.
Since first affiliating with the RBI program in 2008, the White Sox RBI program has grown to feature 360 youth playing on 24 teams. The program has already experienced success on the national level with the junior-division All-Stars (13-15 years of age) being named champions of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 RBI Central Regionals. The juniors were also national runner-up during the 2012 season. The senior-division All-Stars (16-18 years of age) were named champions of the 2012 and 2013 RBI Central Regional.