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Program Details

The Central California NIKE RBI program is a project of the MLB Commissioner, Robert Manfred's, office. NIKE RBI is partnered by sponsors like NIKE, Rawlings and FANATICS, as well as local community sponsors. CENTRAL CALIFORNIA NIKE RBI GOALS: Develop the next generation of Major League Citizens.
- Develop a community of athletes with strong character and community values.
- Encourage academic achievement and the pursuit of continued education.
- Increase number of athletes prepared to play at the collegiate and professional level.

- Central California DBACKS 18U prospect team.
- The central valleys top baseball prospects, 16-18 years old will play against other MLB RBI programs as well as high profile professional scouting and college recruitment tournaments.
- Home Field for games and training will be at Valley Strong Ballpark, home of Visalia Rawhide, Single A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Small Group/Individual Training at Valley Strong Ballpark (Visalia, Ca.):
Each month, athletes 13-18 years old, can train in areas of hitting, throwing, pitching, catching and infield/outfield defense in a small group setting.

Youth skills camps for baseball/softball:
twice a year, NIKE RBI, one day skills camps are large group training events designed to give younger players ages 8-12 the opportunity to gain general skill knowledge in baseball/softball.

BIG LEAGUE DREAMS special needs summer league:
Our summer special needs league will focus on youth with special needs having the opportunity to put on a jersey, grab a bat and glove and have fun playing and falling in love with the greatest game on earth. The league is not structured, but designed as a free play, pickup game style with emphasis on teamwork, encouragement and social engagement.

NIKE RBI Hot Stove Event:
Our yearly event will be a formal event hosted by a MLB player alumni, cocktails, dinner, dancing and baseball raffle items.

If you would like to be a part of our volunteer team or be a sponsor, please reach out to us. All contributions are tax deductible. We can offer your business exposure through a variety of placement opportunities.

JJ Rutherford
Executive Director
NIKE RBI- Central California DBACKS

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