Reading, Math, and Sports for Success

American Baseball Foundation


The Baseball & Academic Skills Instructional Course of the American Baseball Foundation Inc. redresses reading and math loss (last 15 BASIC programs have produced on average 2.4 months gain in reading and 3.8 months gain in math) among at-risk students, grades one through eight. The program’s methodology guarantees student enjoyment and physical fitness, as they rotate from an academic station to a sports or sports games station at set intervals. Students become part of “home teams” that teach team building in academics as well as sports. Studens learn sports in a safe environment that teaches cooperation and perseverance.

The American Baseball Foundation Inc. offers these programs for the 2021 summer

BASIC Summer East: The Guiding Light Church, 1800 John Rogers Road, Irondale, AL 35210 from June 2 through June 30, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Students must have finished kindergarten and must not be over 14 years of age. This is the normal BASIC summer program of reading, math and sports.

BASIC Summer West: Rickwood Field, 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204, June 2 through June 30, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Students must have finished kindergarten and have finished one of these grades—rising 1, rising 2, rising 3, rising 4. This program features reading, reading games and sports.

Cost for any BASIC summer program: $50.00 per program, per family, no matter how many children. Complete and return the registration form, the medical form, and pay $50.00 by card, cash, or money order. Send the forms to: photograph the forms and text them to 205-558-4235; mail them normally: ABF 833 St. Vincent's Drive Suite 205 A Birmingham, AL 35205

Transportation: Families must self-transport, bring own lunches and bring own water bottle with child’s name on it.

Requirement: Students must attend each day of the program. Families who have vacation planned during June are not eligible to participate.

For more information, call ABF 205-558-4235

La Fundación americana de Béisbol ofrece estos programas para el Verano 2021

The Guiding Light Church, 1800 John Rogers Road, Irondale, AL 35210 del 2 de junio al 30 de junio, 8:00 am a 2:30 pm. Los estudiantes de 7 a 14 años pueden participar. Este es el programa de verano BÁSICO normal de lectura, matemáticas y deportes.

Programa en Rickwood Field 1137 2nd Ave W, del 2 de junio al 30 de junio, 8:00 am a 1:00 pm. Los estudiantes deben haber terminado el jardín de infantes y haber terminado uno de estos grados: 1st,2nd,3rd. Este programa cuenta con lectura, juegos de lectura, y deportes. Este programa depende de la cantidad de familias que se registren.

Costo para cualquier programa de verano BASIC: $50.00 por programa, por familia, sin importar cuántos hijos. Complete y devuelva el formulario de registro, el formulario médico y pague $50.00 con tarjeta, efectivo o giro postal. Envíe los formularios a: fotografiar los formularios y enviarlos por texto al 205-558-4235; envíelos por correo normalmente: ABF 833 St. Vincent's Drive Suite 205 A Birmingham, AL 35205

Transporte: Las familias deben proveer su propria transportación, traer sus propios almuerzos y llevar su propia botella de agua con el nombre del niño en él.

Requisito: Los estudiantes deben asistir cada día del programa. Las familias que tienen vacaciones planeadas durante junio no son elegibles para participar

To download (descargar) registration forms in English and Spanish click here

BASIC Sponsors & Partners 2020

Vulcan Materials Company * The Daniel Foundation * Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation * Better Basics Inc * Birmingham Barons LLC * Dick’s Sporting Goods * Caring Foundation of BCBS of AL * Publix Super Markets Charities * Jugs Inc. * Children’s Fresh Air Farms * SAIL Consortium * Charles T. Campbell Charitable Foundation * Hamburger Heaven * Donato’s Pizza *Hispanic Ministry St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church* CAWACO RC&D Council * Honda Motor Manufacturing of Alabama * Michael Brown * Tom Scarritt *Garrett Sutton* Robert Smith* Doug Smith * Wells Fargo * Alabama Power Foundation * Susan & Wyatt Haskell * United Way of Central Alabama * Redmond Hogan * Neil McFadden * McConnel, White & Terry * Luke Dunn * Hillcrest Foundation, Inc. * Suzanne & Mike Graham * Morgan & Susan Eiland * Gary Kepplinger * Tom Hazuka * Rich Stephens * Pacific Headwear Inc. * Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church * John Carroll Catholic High School * Hoover Metropolitan Stadium * High Tower Twickenham * Huntsville School System * Mizuno USA * TSA, Inc. * Protective Life Foundation * Cutting Tools Engineers * Brownlee Morrow Enterprises Inc. * Southwest Airlines * Markwort Sporting Goods C Flap * Alabama Civil Justice Foundation * Agnes Cartner * ASMI * Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham * Milo's Hamburgers * Southern Imagination Foundation * Osinski Family Fund * Celia and Steven Voorhees

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