The Strike 3 Foundation, founded in 2008 by Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow, announced the start of a new program called ‘Play It Forward.’
The program is designed to help channel the passion of young fans and encourage them to be effective social entrepreneurs.
“We are incredibly excited to roll out this community initiative,” Breslow said in a release. “We are able to broaden the impact of our organization, and most importantly encourage our children to become active participants in improving the lives of others battling cancer. Play It Forward teaches us all that we can begin today to help improve our communities.”
Breslow founded the Strike 3 Foundation nearly 20 years after his sister was diagnosed with cancer. The organization’s mission is to heighten awareness, mobilize support, and raise funds for pediatric cancer research.
The ‘Play It Forward’ initiative encourages children not to just excel on the baseball field, but also make a real difference in their world.