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Cleveland Guardians Announce Addition of CSU Club Baseball to Guardians Nike RBI Program

CSU Club Baseball_1The Cleveland Guardians recently announced the addition of Cleveland State University (CSU) Club Baseball to its 2024 Guardians Nike RBI program.

The Guardians Nike RBI program is part of Major League Baseball’s larger Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) youth outreach program, designed to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball for underrepresented and diverse communities. While the Guardians Nike RBI program is comprised of a majority of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students, the Vikings addition to the 2024 Guardians Nike RBI program stems from the professional club’s desire to increase support for athletics at CSU and provide local Cleveland youth with the opportunity to play baseball beyond the high school level.

“Our Guardians Nike RBI program has made significant leaps over the last three years. Led by a team of devoted coaches, our RBI players commit to year-round programming where we emphasize not just cultivating strong on-field athletes but building resilient citizens ready to take on life’s challenges,” says Raphael Collins, Assistant Director of Community Impact and Diversity Initiatives. “We’re thrilled to add such a strong institution like Cleveland State University into our RBI family.”

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Don't forget to join CSU Club Baseball on April 13 at League Park as they face off against Edinboro University. There will be free hot dogs, popcorn and pop for CSU students, and the first 100 students to attend will get an exclusive CSU x Guardians Jersey!