Beginning with the start of the year 2000 baseball season, the Copernicus Society of America has initiated a local effort in the Philadelphia area to collect a total of 2,000 new and used baseball gloves for underprivileged Little Leaguers around the world. "Pitch in a glove for Little League" encourages individuals to donate a brand new baseball glove or search in their basement, attic, closet or garage at home to find a glove to give to the effort.

With the co-operation of Rotary Clubs, Little League Baseball programs, schools, churches, businesses and individual citizens, the program is off to a great start. The majority of the baseball gloves collected through this effort will be sent to the Little League Baseball Leadership Training Center in Kutno, Poland for distribution to teams in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The initial shipment of baseball gloves to Poland will coincide with the official dedication of the Stan Musial Big League Field in Kutno, on Saturday, August 5, 2000.

"Pitch in a glove for Little League" was designed to complement the current $20 million Little League Capital Campaign which will ultimately provide the necessary funds to complete the Kutno Baseball complex that will eventually include two stadiums, five additional baseball fields, dormitories and administrative training facilities.

It's exciting for me to be co-chairman along with my father, Edward Piszek, of this community service project that will positively affect thousands of young people by providing them with the ability to play the great game of baseball.

Let's Play Ball!

Bill Piszek