Monday, April 25, 2011
The Lipscomb baseball team is teaming up with “Operation Line Drive” to help collect baseball and softball equipment for Nashville RBI during the Belmont series on April 29-May 1.
Fans attending the “Battle of the Boulevard” series are encouraged to bring any piece of baseball or softball equipment to the games this weekend and in return, they will receive free family admission to the Lipscomb-Belmont series.
Collection bins will be placed at the front entrance of Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium at each game of the annual “Battle of the Boulevard”.
The Bisons will host Belmont at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday at Ken Dugan Field.
The “Operation Line Drive” promotion is part of John Wheeler’s Eagle Scout Project. Wheeler is a sophomore at MBA and is a Life Scout in BSA Troop 31. He is in his final stages of his scouting career and has developed “Operation Line Drive” in hopes of donating new or used equipment to underprivileged children or charity sports programs in Nashville.
Nashville RBI uses baseball and softball and the power of teams to provide inner city youth with opportunities to play, to learn, and to grow, inspiring them to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
About Nashville RBI
Nashville RBI started in 1996 with a grant from Major League Baseball. The Nashville chapter now involves more than 900 boys and girls ages 5 to 18, and is designed to promote youth interest in baseball and softball, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the games, increase the self-esteem of disadvantaged children, and encourage academic participation and achievement.