As a recent grad student in 2012, instead of desperately looking for a stable job, I (Richard Gonzalez) spent my summer discovering my real purpose in life while reading about one of my biggest inspirations, Roberto Clemente.
During that summer, I participated in the development of local baseball leagues for players between 9 - 16 years old.
After everything was said and done, I discovered a lot of passioned kids were not receiving fair coaching due to their parents not having enough money to afford it. I ended summer very worry and unsatisfied wishing I could do more for these kids who did not have the funds to get an experienced and/or professional player with the knowledge to help them improve their skills.
”Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.'' – Roberto Clemente.
That was the fuel needed to begin what we know today as the SWAG (Share With Us the Act of Giving) program. For every sale, a baseball player between the age of 9 and 15 years old receives a free group clinic with professional and experienced players for a day.
Our social commitment is to keep young “gamers” off the street and provide them with an OPPORTUNITY to learn and grow as an athlete and person, to serve as a source of INSPIRATION to go after their dreams, and most importantly, to ENHANCE their skills in the game of baseball.
The response to our brand has far exceeded our expectations, and as a result we were able to offer weekly clinics in Puerto Rico in 2015 and expand to Central America in 2016, inspiring around 800 future superstars to stay inside the diamond mentally, physically, and socially.
Our biggest scores are not the amount of kids we inspire, but the noticeable changes in their lives after interacting with the SWAG Program.
We are extremely grateful for each of these opportunities, and for all of our customers who played such a vital role in making these dreams a reality! Collectively we're all having an impact on changing live of our future superstars. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for joining us and supporting our SWAG program!
Richard Gonzalez, MBA
Our vision is to be recognized as the premier socially driven brand for Latin players in the sports industry with affordable quality apparel while nurturing youth players to become the next face of their country.
Our mission is to touch the lives of 25,000 young studs in Central, South, and North America with our SWAG program. Our focus is to spread actionable knowledge free of cost, improve their baseball skills, and serve them as inspiration to go after their dreams.
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