The Baseball Tomorrow Fund was established in 1999 through a $10 million commitment by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The initiative is designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball by funding programs, fields and equipment purchases. Each year the Rays host an equipment drive to collect fan donations of new and used equipment for youth organizations in the community.
Scott's Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run is a free skills competition that provides boys and girls ages 7-14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities at Tropicana Field. Winners advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championship events and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.
The RBI program is a youth outreach initiative designed by Major League Baseball to provide underprivileged boys and girls the opportunity to learn and enjoy the games of baseball and softball throughout the Tampa Bay region. The program is designed to grow interest and participation in the sport, and encourage kids to stay in school, foster academic achievement and community responsibility, encourage inclusion of minorities in the sport, develop confidence and self-esteem, teach the value of teamwork and help build better futures.