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The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF), a joint initiative of Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, increases access to youth baseball and softball in underserved communities. Their $1 million investment in youth baseball and softball fields will ensure all youth have free access to play. YDF is proud to support the Buffalo community.  

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Little leagues, school teams, and adult leagues bring hundreds of baseball, softball, and t-ball players to the park each year. And now they have a new partner supporting two of the fields in the park.  

MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, provided $1 million for the youth baseball and softball fields renovations in the park.

“We are proud to join the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and all the other great partners on this community-driven revitalization of Ralph Wilson Park,” said MLB and MLBPA Youth Development Foundation Executive Director Jean Lee Batrus. “Our support of this project aligns perfectly with the mission of our organization of increasing youth baseball and softball participation and bringing different cultures and communities together. We look forward to seeing the overall completion of the park.”

Baseball, softball, and t-ball players celebrated at the the park’s ceremonial groundbreaking in July 2022.