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Brooklyn youth baseball team needs support, new equipment, uniforms

Brooklyn youth baseball team needs support, new equipment, uniforms

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — They are not just winning games as pint-sized baseballers; they are winning the hearts of their community.

This dynamic baseball team of kids needs support for new uniforms, equipment, and a place to practice.

Althea and Akil Brown are the proud parents of 9-year-old Ayaan Brown. He’s a star player and plays shortstop, catcher, and pitcher for the Bed-Stuy Sluggers. Althea said this team has helped him build his confidence, drive, and willingness to work hard.

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Brown reached out to PIX11 News for help showcasing this talented team. But they also need support. Their equipment is worn out, and they need new uniforms.

And More than a dozen players right now can’t afford to play due to the signup costs to pay for uniforms and equipment.

Since 2024, they are a co-ed youth baseball league for ages 4 – 14. Coach Allah said it’s keeping kids off the streets and changing their lives. It’s not just a team but a family and community coming together as a winning combination.

On Saturday, April 13th, they are hosting a parade and celebration of Jackie Robinson at 10 a.m. at 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216. They need volunteers.

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