Remember the feel of a new glove on your hand as you stood in the sun waiting for the baseball to come your way?
Now you can help inner-city kids experience the same feeling through the Citizens Bank Helping Hands glove donation program.
The glove donation will begin tomorrow. Among those present to kick off the drive will be Phillies outfielder John Mayberry and the Phillie Phanantic, according to a press release.
The program, run by Citizens Bank and the Phillies, will collect new and gently used gloves for children 12 years or younger who play in the Phillies Jr. RBI League.
Citizens Bank has sponsored the league, which encourages inner-city children to get involved in baseball and softball programs, since 2002. Those who donate gloves to the program will be entered into a raffle and may walk away with a baseball glove autographed by Chase Utley, the chairman for the program.
Those who wish to make donations can do so throughout the season at the Citizens Bank kiosk in Ashburn Alley in Citizens Bank Park.