Note: This list will be updated periodically. If you’d like to organize a fundraising event or if you’d like to make a large donation, please click here to contact us. Thank you!
A (Very) Brief History of Irish Baseball
Baseball has been played in Ireland since the early 1990s. In 1996, Ireland competed in the European Championships for the first time.
Today, there are over 500 kids and adults playing baseball throughout Ireland. In fact, Ireland is currently ranked #47 in the most recent world baseball rankings!
But playing baseball on the Emerald Isle isn’t easy. It’s difficult to find baseball equipment and it’s even harder to find a place to play.
That’s why baseball programs in Ireland need our help.
Supporting baseball programs in Ireland is easy to do. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of ten ways that you can help!
Spoiler Alert! Before you scroll through this entire list, we just want to make it clear that if you’re serious about helping Irish Baseball, NOTHING beats a good, old-fashioned financial donation. We (The Baseball United Foundation) are a 501c3 charitable organization based in New York. Through our partnership with Baseball Ireland, we work to support youth and amateur baseball programs in Ireland. And we could use your help. So, please, make a donation and then come back to this list and help us share the work we are doing with your friends and family.
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Irish Baseball Caps, Jerseys, T-shirts, and More!
10. Buy Irish Baseball Gear (And Wear It Proudly!)
An authentic Irish National Baseball Team cap or Irish Baseball T-shirt is great way to support the growth of baseball in Ireland. Wear your Irish baseball gear proudly at MLB games, at the supermarket, and on the street – and be ready to answer the inevitable question, “IS THERE REALLY BASEBALL IN IRELAND?”
9. Buy Irish Baseball Gear For Your Family and Friends
Irish baseball T-shirts, hoodies, and caps make great gifts for baseball fans. And you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy these unique gifts – anyone who enjoys baseball will enjoy these high-quality products! You can buy Irish Baseball gear at SupportIrishBaseball.org or on Amazon.com.
Share #IrishBaseball on Social Media
8. Like Us on Facebook! Join the Mailing List!
If you support the development of baseball in Ireland, please Like our Support Irish Baseball Facebook Page
While you’re at it, why not join our Irish Baseball Update email list? The email list receives monthly updates on our efforts to grow the game of baseball in Ireland. Oh, and we also send out discount codes to our list, so you can take advantage of discounts on Irish baseball caps and T-shirts.
7. Follow These Other Social Media Accounts
- Baseball Ireland on Twitter
- Baseball United Foundation on LinkedIn
- Baseball United Foundation on Twitter
- Baseball United Foundation on Instagram
- Baseball United Foundation on Facebook
Shop on Online to Benefit the Baseball United Foundation
6. Shop on Amazon and earn money for the Baseball United Foundation!
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Baseball United Foundation every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
5. Shop Online with FlipGive!
FlipGive is a fundraising platform where people raise money by shopping online with popular retailers. When you shop on Flipgive, the retailer gives up to 20% back to the Baseball United Foundation. Participating retailers include Under Armour, MLB Fan Shop, Apple, REI.com, Nike, Reebok, Sony, Kohl’s, Groupon, Starbucks, Ace Hardware, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, and many more!
Fundraise for Irish Baseball
4. Help Us Connect With Local Irish-American Heritage Groups
If you’re a member of a local Irish-American group like the AOH or Notre Dame Clubs, please let us know! We would be happy to work together to raise funds for your group and ours. We have some really cool items that can be raffled off to benefit both organizations. Contact us for details!
3. Host A Small Irish Baseball Gathering At Your Home
An Irish Baseball Gathering is a great way to support Irish Baseball with a small group of friends at your home. You simply invite a few friends over to watch a game on TV – it could be a Notre Dame football game, the NCAA tournament, your favorite MLB team, etc., and we’ll send you some information on Irish Baseball and small items that you can giveaway and/or raffle off. Contact us for details!
Work With Your Local Irish Pub to Support Irish Baseball
2. Ask Your Local Irish Pub to Sponsor Irish Baseball and/or Organize an Irish Baseball Fundraiser at Your Local Irish Pub
For a $250 donation, we’ll send a banner to your local Irish pub, letting everyone know that they’re a supporter of Irish Baseball. If you can get your local pub on board, we’ll help you organize a fundraising event to benefit Irish baseball! Contact us for details!
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation
1. Of course, a the quickest and most impactful way to help Irish Baseball is to make an online donation.