Keeper of The Game

“The mission of Keeper of The Game is to provide kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities unique baseball experiences that foster the growth of those individuals and their love of baseball. Keeper of The Game promotes programs that allow these athletes to play, watch and experience baseball at a very personal level. This is all done with a focus on advancing servant leadership.”


Duo committed to impacting special needs baseball and softball communities across the world
FRISCO, Texas – The Keeper of The Game Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with worldwide indoor baseball and softball training facility company D-BAT Sports. The duo is committed to positively impacting kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities through baseball and softball.
“Our partnership with D-BAT is the next big step for Keeper of The Game,” Keeper of The Game Founder James Vilade said. “We will be able to expand our outreach, impact and inclusion to so many more. We are extremely excited to be an official charity of D-BAT and look forward to the numerous opportunities in front of us.”
D-BAT, which stands for Developing, Beliefs, Attitudes and Traditions, was founded in 1998 by Cade and Kyle Griffis. It has 70 locations in the United States and three in China. The company plans to reach the 100-location plateau in the near future. With the rapid growth, D-BAT is excited for the unique opportunity give back to the two sports it loves so much.
“D-BAT is dedicated in changing kids’ lives with the most authentic partners who have this same passion,” D-BAT CEO Cade Griffis said. “We believe we’ve found that with Keeper of the Game.”
D-BAT has more than 20,000 members, and countless guests enter their doors each year for batting cage work, camps and lessons. In addition, D-BAT reaches nearly 1 million fans through its social media channels. Among its long list of alumni currently in Major League Baseball are National League MVP and three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs.
“Partnering with Keeper of the Game is a great way for D-BAT to introduce our athletes to kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities who share the same love of baseball and softball,” Cade Griffis said.
In honor of the new partnership, Keeper of The Game and D-BAT will introduce a fundraiser for all D-BAT members that includes receiving an exclusive Keeper of The Game snapback-style cap with a set donation. The duo also has plans for several more promotions in the future that will also benefit those in need and help form memorable baseball and softball experiences that will last a lifetime.
“We are thankful for D-BAT’s shared vision to serve the community and create new growth opportunities for players, coaches and fans,” Vilade said. “Everyone in the D-BAT family is a true Keeper of The Game.”
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Keeper of The Game supporter and Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Taylor Snyder has designed “Make it Count” shirts and a drawstring bag with his sister, Amberley (watch her powerful story here). Taylor and Amberley are donating 100% of the proceeds of the sales to our foundation. Check out all their Athletes Brand gear by clicking here.

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Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino was named the 2018 Keeper of The Game Award winner. To read about the tremendous impact Trevino makes on our foundation, click here.

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Donating online is a simple way to help provide unique baseball experiences for kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities. If desired, you may choose specific programming for your funds to be used for. We are a 501(c)3 designated non-profit organization. To make a donation to Keeper of The Game, click here.



It was another Keeper of The Game Christmas for Coach Matty of the College of Southern Nevada baseball team! To watch a video of him opening up his presents, click here.



Keeper of The Game was thrilled to partner with the College Sports Information Directors of America for their #CoSIDA16 community service event with The Miracle League of Frisco on June 14, 2016 in Frisco. To see a photo gallery, click here. To see a video, click here.

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is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of Frisco. Keeper of The Game hosts numerous clinics for the league and purchased three new wheelchairs for the athletes. To learn more, click here.

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is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of DFW. Each year Keeper of The Game assists The Miracle League of DFW by providing specialty baseballs and equipment to athletes. To learn more, click here.


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