We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Karen Friedman Memorial Baseball Camp for a Cure. A one-of-a-kind charity baseball event that will be held in Virginia (USA) on March 26, 2023. Through this collaboration, we will make a difference in the lives of women affected by breast cancer as well as deserving high school seniors aspiring for higher education.
This cause is very close to our hearts, as we empower mental and physical health through sport and play and believe that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy and happy life.
What is the Karen Friedman Memorial Baseball Camp for a Cure?
The Karen Friedman Memorial Baseball Camp for a Cure (KFMBCC) was founded in 2014 by Joey Friedman to honor his mother Karen. A beloved and passionate teacher who passed away from breast cancer at the age of 36.
KFMBCC is a one-day baseball camp held annually in Fredericksburg, VA. It provides an opportunity for children to play baseball through multiple skills training stations as well as actual game play scrimmage time.
All proceeds of the event are divided 50/50 between 2 causes:
- Supporting UVA Breast Care Center's Contrast Enhanced Mammography Clinical Trial. For every $350 raised, one mammogram can be provided to the study.
- Assisting selected King George High School students with college tuition through the Karen Wallace Friedman Memorial Scholarship. To date, the camp has funded 11 scholarships worth $54K.
"Receiving this scholarship means that I can continue my education at James Madison University, and hopefully one day help change the lives of others by becoming a nurse.”
Kellie Bentz - Scholarship recepient
Since the start of the camp, they’ve been able to raise $108,275. We are excited to partner with an organization that is making such a positive impact in so many lives!
Baseball with a Purpose
Joey Friedman, reached out to us after meeting at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Convention at the beginning of the year. He is an experienced baseball coach with a background as a college and professional player.
His vision of youth baseball really captivated us! As he explains “Baseball teaches many life lessons, how to deal with adversity, how to be a good teammate, how to respect adults, and how to be a part of something greater than yourself.” He sees baseball as a platform to make an impact on other's lives in a positive way. He believes that when a child has a passion for something it can help them develop into a better person. And we absolutely agree with that!
He had a great experience with our Backyard League Gaming Baseball at the convention and thought it would be a fantastic addition to the camp. In his words “The intent of Backyard League aligns with the three values of our travel ball organization: fun, development and competition. These values are what I believe should be the focus for youth baseball. The game includes all three of those values with one product”.
The Playfinity team was especially excited when we learned about the KFMBCC initiative and the amazing work they’ve been doing for many years.
We immediately knew we had to be part of it!
We have joined forces with the Karen Friedman Memorial Baseball Camp for a Cure in order to help make a difference together!
As part of our partnership with KFMBCC, we have donated Backyard League Gaming Baseballs to the camp raffle and to Foxes Baseball, Joey’s non-profit traveling baseball team. In addition, for all the Gaming Baseballs purchased on our website using the KFCURE10 or KFCURE20 coupon code, we will donate between 10-20%.
“Sponsors and donors have a huge impact on our cause. A large portion of our proceeds come from generous groups like Playfinity. We are very grateful and excited for this partnership and look forward to working with Playfinity for years to come.”
Playfinity is built on the belief that an active lifestyle is essential to a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. That's why we're so passionate about partnering with an organization like this one, which encourages young people to get active and do good in the world. This partnership is very meaningful to us because it helps further our core values of promoting a healthy and playful lifestyle and treating others with respect.
Playfinity is committed to helping the camp reach its goal of providing a memorable experience for every child who attends and raising awareness and money for this great cause.
Will you help us?
How Can you Help Make a Difference?
Your support will have a great impact on the lives of many. Through your generosity, you will be able to help provide funds for researchers to find more efficient and accurate ways to detect cancer in its early stages which is vital to beating the disease. With your contribution you will also help students to get the education they deserve to succeed in life and to have a better future.
Are you ready to play and make a difference with Playfinity?
From February 23, 2023, you can purchase our Backyard League Gaming Baseball at our website by entering any of these code:
As Karen Friedman used to say "To know you have made a difference in someone’s life is a truly wonderful thing." Inspired by her words, we can say that the Playfinity team is very proud to be involved in such a remarkable initiative and is thrilled to keep making a difference in the life of many through sports. Thank you Joey Friedman for giving us this opportunity!
The project has already had a positive impact on many people, and we are looking forward to seeing it continue to grow.
We encourage you all to spread the word about our partnership - the more people that know about it, the more impact we can make!