The New Jersey Amateur Baseball League believes strongly that charity, regardless of your trade, is an important aspect of a company's core. We will strive to create charitable baseball events and efforts to give back to charities that our players support. Whether it is a team fundraiser, a charity baseball game or just volunteer efforts, we want to encourage our players to participate in their communities.
Throughout the season we will help to organize and plan events. Should you have ideas or a charity we may be able to help you raise funds for, please let us know.
Below we will highlight our league's efforts.
On August 4th, the league stepped out for a good cause and hit the links in Neshanok Valley with the Somerset Patriots for two great causes.
Hugs for Brady Foundation is dedicated to helping children with childhood cancers. Their moral compass has directed them to support children with cancer in any and every way possible. To learn more, visit www.hugsforbrady.org
The Somerset Patriots Children's Educational and Sportsmanship Foundation provides tickets to those less fortunate in the communicty throughout the season. They have a scholarship fund and make donations to groups such as Operation Shoebox NJ, The Carrier Clinic, American Diabetes Association and the Beez Foundation. For more information, visit Somerset Patriots Foundation
(l-r), Tim Ritchie, Jake Huff, Patriots Player Ollie Linton, FX Brown, Mike Mazzolla
On May 24, 2012 New Jersey Amateur Baseball League founders Mike Mazzolla & Tim Ritchie were on WFAN radio's morning show "Boomer & Carton" to present Boomer Esiason with a check for $30,000 from their company's Battle of the Bands event.
Here is the footage of the check presentation from WFAN
On November 6, 2011 the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League's commissioners participated in the NYC Marathon for charity, running for Autism Speaks. They were members of a team of 4 running to raise money and awareness for Autism Research. Their team's efforts raised more than $25,000 in fundraising, and both finished the race without serious injury.
Mike's efforts in 2011 helped raise over $75,000 for Autism Speaks through a company initiative called "Race for Charity" which he started in 2010. He believes that promoting charity through health and fitness is a remarkable way to get people involved and giving back. He has played a intrical role within his company's charitable efforts since 2009, and continues to play a lead role in fundraising.