The proper sports equipment can make all the difference when it comes to instilling young people with a love of sports and the confidence to participate in a sporting activity that could provide them with a lifetime of enjoyment, physical fitness and, for a select few, the chance to pursue a professional career.
The Ernie Banks Live Above & Beyond Foundation™ provides underprivileged children, as well as under-funded schools, community centers and parks with free sports equipment and the inspiration to excel at individual and team sports.
Programs that receive funding from the EBLAB Foundation must agree to encourage kids to play sports the way “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks always has: “For The Love Of The Game”. Sporting program organizers and instructors are taught to emphasize the vital role of positive sports mentoring and the value of good sportsmanship and fair-play.