California Masons Make a Difference
Every baseball season, the Masons of California partner with Angels Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball (MLB) teams to bring the fun and teambuilding skills of baseball to more California kids. MLB foundations in each region are committed to serving the community and providing a positive outlet for children. Throughout the season, teams of Masonic lodges in each region face off in friendly competition to help the most kids they can, by purchasing baseball mitts for children who participate in programs through the MLB foundations. The Masons4Mitts team from each region that funds the greatest number of baseball mitts will publicly present their check, along with the grand master, at Masons Night at the ballpark in Angels Stadium in Anaheim, AT&T Park in San Francisco, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and Petco Park in San Diego.
In Northern California, we support Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund. This free, non-competitive baseball and softball program reaches into underserved communities to serve boys and girls ages 5-18 from more than 400 cities throughout the region. Players learn life lessons through the eight-week summer season including teamwork, respect, integrity, and confidence, as well as lessons in education, health, and bullying prevention. Junior Giants furnishes leagues with everything they need including jerseys, hats, baseball equipment, and tickets to select Giants games.
In Los Angeles, we support Dodgers RBI, a baseball and softball program that targets youth ages 5-18. The goal of the program is to increase participation in the sport of baseball and softball while promoting positive character development. In addition, Dodgers RBI capitalizes on community participation to create access to free education, literacy, health, wellness, and recreational resources in underserved communities in Los Angeles.
In San Diego, we are supporting the Padres Foundation RBI/JR RBI programs, which provides children that live in at-risk communities an outlet to thrive through baseball and teamwork. This free, non-competitive baseball program serves boys and girls from 5-18 throughout the region. The Padres Foundation furnishes leagues with everything they need including jerseys, hats, baseball equipment, and tickets to select Padres games.
In Orange County, we support the Angels RBI League. This free program inspires and enables all young people, especially those from underserved communities, the opportunity to learn, play, and experience the games of baseball and softball in a friendly and supportive environment that fosters life skills and character development. The Angels RBI League, provides equipment, facilities, instruction and unique life experiences in an effort to produce positive and productive major league citizens.