If the days of little league and high school baseball are long gone, it may be time for those bats, mitts and helmets to find a new home.
The Oriole Advocates will be collecting new and used baseball equipment at Saturday’s Bowie Baysox game. Residents can drop off all baseball and softball equipment beginning at 6:35 p.m. when the Baysox take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
The collection is part of the Cardboard to Leather program, which sends new and used baseball gear to children in developing countries. The Oriole Advocates will accept bats, balls, gloves, uniforms, bags, and spikes. They are particularly looking for gloves, duffel bags and helmets, which are the most difficult items to obtain.
Can’t make it to the game Saturday night? Donations can be made from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Baysox office.To learn more about the history of the Cardboard to Leather program, visit the Oriole Advocates website.