The Allentown DRIVE is a baseball program for 11- to -14 year old
kids in the City of Allentown.
It was begun in 2010 with the intention of developing good baseball
players, but soon evolved into something much more. We're
teaching responsibility, work ethics, teamwork, sportsmanship and
the ability to perform under pressure. In short, we're creating better
citizens with the opportunity to lead productive, useful lives.
Each year, over 100 kids have participated in the program. It
begins right after the 4th of July and continues through mid-August.
The sessions are conducted at Fountain Park on Monday and
Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
The program has expanded, as we've encouraged the kids to take
the lessons they learned on the ball field into the classroom with the
understanding that they will progress in school the way they improved
their baseball skills.
Now, we're involving the parents, offering them classes in life skills
while their kids are playing.
The Allentown DRIVE is in its infancy, with the potential to grow into
a significant factor in the future of Allentown and its citizens, and you
can help make that happen.