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California Masons Present $36,072 Donation to Angels RBI Through Masons4Mitts

Masons of California
Masons of California

Donation Milestone Is One of Four Donations to MLB Community Foundations Across California, Totaling $281,626 Donated This Season Alone

California Masons Present $36,072 Donation to Angels RBI Through Masons4Mitts

The Masons of California, in affiliation with Angels RBI, are proud to announce that they have raised $36,072 this season for youth development programs in Orange County through their signature Masons4Mitts baseball mitt drive.
The Masons of California, in affiliation with Angels RBI, are proud to announce that they have raised $36,072 this season for youth development programs in Orange County through their signature Masons4Mitts baseball mitt drive.

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Building on more than a decade of partnership, the Masons of California, in affiliation with Angels RBI, are proud to announce that they have raised $36,072 this season for youth development programs in Orange County through their signature Masons4Mitts baseball mitt drive. Since launching the program in 2009, Masons of California donations have provided nearly 7,000 mitts to players in Orange County through Angels RBI, and over 75,000 mitts to players across the state.

Each year, Masons4Mitts teams up with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres to purchase real, leather baseball mitts that are given, free of charge, to young ballplayers in junior baseball and softball leagues across California. Through these programs, Masons4Mitts and its partners provide children with a safe place to play while they develop key collaboration skills, learn about health and nutrition, build productive study habits and more.

All told, the Masons of California raised more than $281,000 for these youth programs in 2022, a record high. Since its inception, Masons4Mitts has donated $1.78 million to its MLB partner foundations. In recognition of this achievement, leaders of the California Masonic Foundation and representatives of Angels RBI shared the field for a special pregame celebration and check presentation. Among those present were:

Jeffery M. Wilkins, Grand Master of Masons of California
Doug Ismail, President of the California Masonic Foundation
Robert Eagle-Spirit, Deputy Grand Master of Prince Hall Freemasons in California
David Smith, President of Angels RBI League

About the Masons of California
Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization, guided by the enduring belief that a everyone has the responsibility to make the world a better place. For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of its members by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth—within themselves and the larger world. Through Freemasonry, we make true friends, improve ourselves, and make a positive impact on our communities. The Masons of California have more than 40,000 members and more than 330 lodges located throughout the state. The California Masonic Foundation is committed to making a profound difference in our local community, and touches the lives of thousands of Californians each year. Learn more at the Masons of California website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Masons4Mitts
Since 2009, Masons4Mitts has been the signature public fundraising campaign of the Masons of California. Working with community fund partners at the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, L.A. Angels, and San Diego Padres, Masons4Mitts allows members of the fraternity to donate funds to purchase and deliver high-quality, leather baseball mitts to young ballplayers throughout the state—many of whom do not have access to such equipment otherwise. Through Masons4Mitts, young players are provided with a safe place to learn and play the game, develop collaboration skills, learn about health and nutrition, build productive study habits, and more. Masons4Mitts has raised more than $1.78 million for youth baseball programs since 2009 and is the largest single sponsor to many of its MLB partners’ community funds. Learn more at the Masons4Mitts website.

Media Contact
Emily Limón
elimon@freemason.org
(415) 292-9120

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8636b555-a778-4ed9-8d63-7ffe7215867a