Rip it for Life is a program created by the Reading Phillies and Baseballtown Charities. With the help of Rip It instructors, 11 children are offered help along their journey giving them the opportunity of a lifetime.
For 12 months, the participants (ages 8-18) are given lessons, participate in camps and clinics, and have access to the Rip It facility at no charge. Players are also a part of workout sessions with Clarence Curry and Team Work Sports focused on making each of them the best they can be. They are also taught valuable life lessons and mentored by Rip Its’ General Manger, Roberto Sanchez. Many of these kids have never had access to proper one on one instruction or are unable to financially support further learning.
Participants are evaluated to determine their weaknesses with the intent of making them their strengths. Each person has an individual plan geared to make them better at baseball or softball, but also geared to make them a better overall person. They’ll be exposed to what college life may look like with tours to local schools and will also get to see how the Reading Fightin Phillies organization has become a success story.
As you can see Baseballtown Charities RIP IT FOR LIFE seeks to provide hopes and dreams to kids both on and off the field.