THANK YOU FOR A MEMORABLE NIGHT!

BASE Ball IV was a true example of what the rest of America should look and sound like. Over 500 individuals from the business, the philanthropic, civic & nonprofit community; young and old; black, white and brown; from five different states came together to show our young people that we BELIEVE in URBAN TALENT. To view photos from the inspiring evening, please CLICK HERE.

About The BASE

The BASE is re-imagining pathways to success for urban youth.

The BASE operates a premier national urban youth training academy which combines sports and academic opportunities with a methodology that cultivates excellence, belief and love. We are making the invisible, visible and shining a spotlight on the limitless potential of our young people.

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Batter Up: Paul & Theo Epstein, Foundation To Be Named Later
Batter Up: Paul & Theo Epstein, Foundation To Be Named Later

Twin brothers Paul and Theo Epstein launched the Foundation To Be Named Later in 2005. Paul is a Brookline High School social worker. Theo won two World Series titles with the Red Sox and, as president of baseball operations, helped bring the Chicago Cubs a 2016 world championship. Their foundation has been a loyal BASE

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Batter Up: Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College
Batter Up: Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College

Michael Sorrell, 51, is the 2017 BASE Ball keynote speaker and president of Paul Quin College, a small, faith-based college in South Dallas. He took over the struggling college in 2007 and rapidly transformed it into an innovative institution helping to revitalize the economically depressed neighborhood in which it’s located. Perhaps his most celebrated move

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3rd Annual Boston Urban Baseball Classic Powered by Franklin Sports
3rd Annual Boston Urban Baseball Classic Powered by Franklin Sports

(For photo album please visit: http://bit.ly/2wjOc3h.) A dozen teams, 30 games played at four different venues, more than 200 participating players, and four days of ideal weather added up to a record turnout – and smashing success — for the BASE’s third annual Urban Baseball Classic, held in Boston August 9-13. From Thursday’s opening ceremonies

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Imagine…

If every black and brown child growing up in urban America believes they can achieve greatness regardless of the uncertainty they live with…

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Imagine…

If all sectors mobilize their best efforts and resources to create multiple pathways for success for urban youth that are relevant and contextualized for them to realize their fullest potential…

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What if…

The BASE is able to shift mindsets so that urban youth are considered one of our nation’s greatest untapped assets…

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What people are saying...

What people are saying...

If I want my son to be a citizen of the world, he needs to play for The BASE.

ParentBASE Student-Athlete
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Both of our organizations believe in education, empowerment, and creating a better Boston.

Brian BicknellDean of Academics, Ben Franklin Institute of Technology
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The BASE is teaching urban kids to win.

Alan KhazeiCo-founder of City Year and Be the Change
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