Pittsburgh RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) provides baseball and softball programming to over 1,000 boys and girls ages 6-18 through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western PA. The RBI mission is to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth through instruction and competitive play, while encouraging youth to achieve academically, demonstrate good sportsmanship and contribute positively to the community.
In addition to providing full financial support to the RBI program, Pirates Charities donated equipment, hosted coaches' clinics led by Pirates alumni, softball clinics led by Pirates ball girls, and provided scholarships to youth participating in local tournaments and clinics. The Pirates also hosted a Baseball Tomorrow Fund equipment drive to support the program. Two local teams participated in the 2015 RBI Regional Tournament in Prince George's County, Maryland, and visited a nearby college on the way to the tournament.
Pirates Charities and the Bradenton Marauders partner to support the Bradenton RBI program through donated equipment, uniforms, promotional items and transportation to the RBI Regional Tournament. The Marauders players assist RBI coaches during the season in addition to allowing the Bradenton RBI teams enjoy using the Pirate City fields for games and practices. Pirate City also hosts an annual holiday party for RBI participants.
The Bradenton RBI Junior Boys Team advanced to the RBI World Series that was held in Texas in 2015. They competed against Arizona RBI, PAL RBI, Dominican Republic North RBI, and Houston Astros RBI.