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Jordan's, Red Sox Foundation launch 2017 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program

Project provides lightly used equipment to inner-city youth

Jordans Double PlayJordan's Furniture has once again partnered with the Red Sox Foundation to launch the 2017 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program.
TAUNTON, Mass. – Jordan’s Furniture has launched its 2017 Double Play Baseball Donation Program, which supplies like-new baseball equipment to inner-city youth in time for the upcoming spring season.

Between now and April 2, the Top 100 Company will accept equipment donations at any Jordan’s location in Massachusetts, Rhode Island or New Hampshire, including the company's Taunton distribution center.

Jordan’s is partnering with the Red Sox Foundation’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program, which will distribute the equipment to more than 2,000 inner-city youth.

The program is accepting equipment such as bats (metal only), catcher’s equipment, gloves, cleats (metal and plastic), as well as new baseballs and softballs.

“This is the seventh year that we are running our youth baseball donation program because we have seen in past seasons that the equipment gets directly in the hands of kids who need it,” said Eliot Tatelman, president and CEO of Jordan’s Furniture. “In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports. We are excited to, again, team up with the Red Sox Foundation – the perfect partner.”

“We are grateful to partner with community champion Jordan’s Furniture on this terrific equipment drive for the seventh year,” said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Gena Borson. “Through the collection of gently used equipment, Jordan’s is making summer games possible for many kids in RBI and in our community.”

Further information is available at www.jordans.com or at www.redsoxfoundation.org.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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