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Thursday March 03, 2011

Choosing a community service project as part of his Bar Mitzvah preparation was easy for 12 year-old South Burlington resident Steven Levite.  He loves to play baseball and wanted to donate the baseball equipment that he’s outgrown to an organization that would in turn donate it to needy children in the Dominican Republic.  After doing some research on the internet, he chose “Roberto’s Kids” for his project.

Roberto’s Kids is a program in partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the family of the late Roberto Clemente, and is dedicated to continuing Clemente’s legacy of commitment to social responsibility through the collection and distribution of new and used baseball equipment to children in third world countries.  More about this organization can be found at www.robertos-kids.org.

A participant in South Burlington’s Youth Baseball and Softball organization since he was 5, Steven will be collecting used equipment at the two SBYBS “Meet the Coaches” nights on March 22 and 24 at 6 p.m. at SBHS, at the SBYBS Pizza Night at Mills & Greer on Dorset Street on March 27 at 5 p.m. and at SBYBS Opening Day Ceremonies currently scheduled for April 30 at Dorset Park.  A collection box is also set up at Mills & Greer and at Temple Sinai, corner of Swift and Dorset Street, where equipment may be dropped off at any time during business hours.  Equipment may also be picked up by calling Steven at 860-1506.

SOURCE: The Levite Family