DOUBLE PLAY ATL WELCOMES
"Leveling the playing field in Atlanta and beyond."
At Double Play ATL, we are driven by a single goal; to help kids who want to play but lack the gear. In our small way, we want to make the world a better place. We strive to build community relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Since 2017, with the help of our community and now 40+ partners including Dick's Sporting Goods, Westminster's Glenn Institute, and NYO, we have donated over 10,000+ pieces of equipment estimated at $100,000+(as of June 2023). Through our partnerships with several F500 companies like Nike and Dicks Sporting Goods, we have expanded our mission to recycle not just sports gear, but athletic shoes and jeans. These are turned into playgrounds and home insulation.
In 2020, we established the Double Play ATL Scholarship in partnership with Northside Youth League(NYO). NYO one of the largest intra-league youth sports programs in the country and impacts over 5,000 families. This scholarship is to help kids who want to play but can't because of the finances. We sponsored our first scholarship in November of 2020. Through fundraising at Westminster's Alternative Gift Fair, donors, and in partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods, in 2022, in addition to sponsoring an athlete's registration fees, we provided $300 in new gear.
In 2021, with funds awarded to us by YOU International, we donated $250 to the Jordan Sloan GoFundMe, a local athlete in our community. Thank you to PopMenu for sponsoring us and for Roswell Recreation for donating 20 pitching machines. Incredible!
2022 was our best year yet! Over 1000+ gear donated and 150 bats in January alone! 500 athletic shoes collected in April alone! Leading a team of 11, James Rhee created the new Triple Play Gear Dugout at NYO and created free Triple Play Financial Literacy Talks in partnership with Merrill Lynch/ B of A.
2023 brought together the team work of NYO, Merrill Lynch, Atlanta and Finance leaders to work together to level the playing field in Atlanta! Through Westminster's JanTerm Program, led by James Rhee, we spearheaded a new AED fundraiser, worked to make sure all the AEDs of our NYO community were in working order (3 of 8 assessed were broken), hosted a gear drive, and lead a Triple Play financial education seminar for the underserved.
2023 may be our best year ever! It brought our biggest partnership yet with 680 The Fan, the official radio station of the Braves! Partnering to do 7 drives in just a few months, The Fan estimated we collected ~100K+ gear! Our newest destination for a gear donation is the Virgin Islands this summer. In just a few years, Double Play has doubled its partnerships and gear collected!
We are all in this together to level the playing field in Atlanta and beyond! Check out our newest program, Triple Play - leveling the playing field in financial literacy. www.tripleplayatl.com
"Service is the price you pay for your room and board here on earth."