About Baseball & Softball
It all started on the field. Two scruffy baseball diamonds emerged from an abandoned lot, kids showed up to play ball and the rest is history. Then we grew. We added another season, academic programming and even a school. But our love for the game remains the same.
On the field, it’s not all about hitting home runs or turning double plays. It’s about teamwork, resilience and heart. In baseball, the best players fail 7 out of 10 times when they step up to the plate. That’s a lot for a kid to handle. But failure is a part of life, and is essential to growth. With a dugout full of cheering teammates and supportive coaches on the sidelines, our kids are ready for any curve that’s thrown their way.
A Field of Dreams in the South Bronx
When we first arrived in the South Bronx in 2013, our kids were playing on a concrete lot painted like a baseball diamond. But they deserved more.
With the help of the South Bronx community and our incredible supporters, we cut the ribbon and officially opened our Patterson Field of Dreams in July 2017.
Every neighborhood deserves a safe place for kids to play. We look forward to seeing South Bronx kids play, learn, and grow on this field for many years to come.
Jay and Patty Baker
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
New York Yankees
New York City Council Speaker
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Community Board 1
Patterson Houses Tenant Association
The South Bronx Field of Dreams is featured in the press!
Participants in the after-school and summer program play on a baseball or softball team. All program elements are free. To enroll, please fill out the interest form. For any questions, contact Chandelle Schulte, Senior Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DREAM and Major League Baseball
DREAM and MLB have been on the same team for over 25 years.
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