Andy Brusman, Founder
The Sandlot Initiative
The mission of The Sandlot Initiative is to inspire and empower youth from underserved communities with the opportunity to learn and play baseball in an environment that promotes sportsmanship, mutual respect, and character development.
Our objectives are to:
- Reduce racial and socioeconomic barriers to the game.
- Support baseball and softball programs in underserved communities.
- Provide equipment, coaching and facility rehabilitation in areas of need.
- Offer life skills education and afterschool programs to participating student athletes
The Sandlot Initiative is currently focusing on Charleston, South Carolina for programming with the anticipation to expand nationally.
We have selected Martin Field in Charleston, South Carolina as the initial launch of The Sandlot project.
Charleston, South Carolina
Martin Field, located on the east side of downtown Charleston, is a field designed for 12-and-under baseball and softball. The plan for this location involves partnering with The Ripkin Foundation and others to help support redesigning the field, upgrading the lawn to artificial turf, and renovating the dugouts as well as the lighting and other seating areas. The plan also includes building an indoor training facility with space dedicated to educational support.
Your donation will help us build an indoor athletic and academic center at Martin Field in Charleston, South Carolina or provide equipment – like bats, gloves, helmets, and cleats – to children who otherwise cannot afford them. Today’s support will also give us the resources to transform Martin Field from a field designed for 12-and-under baseball and softball to a field for players of all ages. Please join us. Together, we can make underserved youths’ field of dreams into a reality.
If you would like to make your donation via check, please make your check payable to: RetailROI
All checks should be mailed to:
The Giving Back Fund
5757 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 410
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please also include “Aptos Innovation” in the memo line.