As a child I was blessed with a family who could pay for my own baseball equipment. Nike, Mizuno and Easton. I would go to Big 5 every year and pick out all the new models. I got picked up and dropped off with a snack at every practice. I was spoiled. I had no clue there were thousands of kids that would never get to play because they couldn’t afford it. Now I know and now I am doing something about it. CrossFit Scottsdale sits on the Board of Directors for Arizona Baseball Charities along with other CFS students Paul Westphal, Richard Shields Toby and Buddy Schultz.
Two years ago year we started the CrossFit Scottsdale ”Kids run for kids” inside San Francisco Giants Scottsdale stadium. The turn out was outstanding over 230 boys and girls ages 3-12 taking over center field and finishing the race at home plate. This year the run is FREE for every kid that wants to race.
Afterwards thousands of families will take to the stands to watch a celebrity baseball game featuring Hall of Fame inductee Gaylord Perry, Mike Adams, Larry Yount, Jason Christianson and Tony Phillips. Unlike some charities that you don’t see where the money goes my dad Buddy Schultz will write checks to the little leagues that just have to SHOW UP and DON’T QUIT. Pop’s is the catalyst behind the success of this great charity raising over 2 million dollars since it’s inception.
If you would like to make a donation, purchase a foursome in our celebrity golf tournament, learn how to join the board of directors or just want more info please visit Arizona Baseball Charities or call me personally. I hope to see all of you out at the park on Sunday. It’s going to be a beautiful day!
Coach Luke Kayyem
“So every kid can play”