Keeper of The Game, D-BAT announce partnership

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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