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New rule, new bats required

New rule, new bats

New rule, new bats required

Anyone else feel like a little kid at Christmastime when they get something brand new? The newest iPhone, a new pair of shoes, a new gadget?

In light of the new USA Baseball bat regulations and as part of next week’s Amplify Austin, we need your help to provide one NEW bat to each of our 81 RBI Austin teams.

Not only will this provide a regulation bat for each team, it will also give our kids the joy and excitement of using a BRAND NEW bat — many for the first time!

Every $200 will provide a brand new bat for RBI Austin kids.

81 teams x $200 = $16,200 total need. 

Help us get there! No donation amount is too small.

Go ahead and schedule your gift TODAY

How to participate:

While Amplify Austin’s 24-hour clock does not start until next Thursday, March 1st at 6pm, you can schedule your gift TODAY — just click “Donate Now” on our Amplify Austin giving page.

Courage and Pride: You’re giving these gifts

  A fresh haircut, a new suit jacket, hours of practicing his speech – none of these stopped the nerves from coming on Thursday morning.
Watch Leighton & Booker’s video

“He was terrified. We didn’t know for sure how many people he would be speaking in front of, but I just kept encouraging him, ‘You can do it.’

So, when I saw my 12-year-old son on that stage talking to a ballroom filled with people, I teared up.

I can honestly say that was one of the moments I’ve been most proud of Leighton. 

He was nervous the day of the event, but he had Booker’s support, Matt’s support, and my support. He did something he was scared of doing because he believes his story is important.”

Willie Mae, Leighton’s mom, reflected on the pride she had in her son as he presented during the 2018 Now at Bat program in front of 815 guests.

This is just one example of how service like yours is impacting East Austin families — giving a boy courage and a mother pride in her son.

Spending time with your RBI Austin kids can and will change lives.

Because of involvement like yours, someone is there to teach Leighton how to pick out a suit, how to practice public speaking, how to do things that push him out of his comfort zone.

More importantly, a positive, adult role model is speaking the love and grace of Jesus Christ into Leighton — motivating him and us to love others sacrificially.

Watch Leighton & Booker’s video