Lopez Love Fund
It is Kansas RBI’s goal that every child that wants to play competitive baseball/softball have the opportunity to play in our program. Playing baseball/softball can be a real challenge for families struggling to make ends meet. Baseball/softball can be expensive. In addition to league fees, most participants require additional money to pay for equipment and uniforms at a minimum. Add those costs to the price of a new or even used mitt, a helmet, a bat, cleats, etc...the costs alone oftentimes prevent kids from playing ball at all.
Kansas RBI continues to do everything we can to help these families with fee assistance and donating equipment, but we need your help. Kansas RBI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives no public funding. Revenues gained throughout the season from registration fees, concessions all go directly back in to the program.
Please consider blessing a player this season and maybe every season by donating to the Lopez Love Fund. Donated funds go directly to a specific family applying for help to assist in off-setting league fees or in appropriate cases helping with player or team equipment. Please bless a ball player this season and help Kansas RBI help a worthy family in need.
About The Lopez Love Fund- The Lopez Love Fund is named after Manny Lopez Sr.(1943-2018) who was born in Barcelona, Venzuela and grew up in an environment where kids played baseball with whatever they could find. He loved his family and taught his children a lot about the game of baseball, he also loved the Kansas City Royals and would of made a great analyst or commentator. The legacy of Manny Lopez Sr. will always be in the hearts of the families who recieve his scholarship along with his kids Helen, Rick, Alexis, and Andy.
What amount should I donate?
A donation towards a player fee gives the ball player and their family an entire spring and summer of league baseball at Kansas RBI--typically, 6-12 games with a team depending on the age group.
General Requirements for Scholarship Applicants:
· Qualifies for reduced lunch program at their school.
· Shows demonstrative need of help.
· No family member belongs to an exclusive baseball club or academy team.
What happens after I make a donation?
· You will receive confirmation that your donation was received.
· You will receive a thank you letter from Kansas RBI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, acknowledging your donation.
· We will notify the family you have blessed and let them know they have received the support they need to play ball this season.
Lopez Love Fund Application
It is our goal to allow every child to play and learn the game of baseball no matter the family's financial position. Through our generous donors we have the ability to offer this scholarship program to the families within our organization.
To be eligible for Financial Aid assistance, several requirements must be met:
The player must live in Wyandotte County or surrounding areas.
A minimum of 500 words must be emailed to
explaining why assistance is needed.
Certain income/need requirements must be met, as determined by the Kansas RBI BOD.
If approved for Financial Aid, uniforms and equipment are not included and are the responsibility of the player/parent.