Middletown, NJ – “For more than 17 years the ABCCL has been reaching out to young people in need, providing both financial and service support directly as well as through our All-Star Game and other events. These volunteer efforts have been great, but we’d like to do more and as a registered 501(C) 3 public charity we’ve taken a big step in that direction.” said Monique Koehler, Chairperson of the Governing Board of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League (ABCCL).
Since its inception, the Atlantic Baseball Confederation has focused on providing quality services and assistance to its players and their families, leading to greater sports, recreational and educational opportunities. The ABCCL program has also included a community service initiative in the form of charitable outreach programs aimed at needy and deserving young people. These have extended to Camp Quality-NJ for Kids with Cancer, the Play for James Foundation, Jackie Robinson Foundation and other worthy organizations and causes.
The ABCCL is actively seeking sponsors as it builds toward the 2017 summer season, which begins in late May. In addition to tax-deductible treatment of a potential sponsor’s financial contribution, the League offers a wide range of promotional recognition packages based on the level of support.
“We really want to partner with local businesses, corporations and others,” said Koehler. “We need their involvement to continue to grow and expand our services and can provide a ton of valuable exposure in return through our web site, social media outlets, extensive public relations program, on-site signage, naming rights, publication advertising and events. There’s so much we can offer and so much good we can do working together.”
ABCCL President, Jay Blackwell, further emphasized the practical benefits to be gained by the League’s working partners. “I know there are many organizations, local businesses, families and individuals who are interested in adding their support to the ABCCL and its programs, but today’s tough economy is a factor in that decision,” he stated.
“Now, that support can be treated as a tax-deductible contribution. We’re confident the desire to help others is there, so this added financial advantage should have a positive impact on our ability to attract support from donors and sponsors.”