The WHY of the 3-2 Count Foundation

“More often than not, low income kids could be the best athletes around but they may not get the same opportunities because their parents can’t afford travel ball,” Simmermacher said. “If there is no quality city league in their town, those kids often don’t get to play.”

- Dr. Bret Simmermacher, United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Coaching 

Like so many other youth sports, baseball and softball are becoming more about those who can afford to pay for "elite" travel teams and those that can't. Those who have access to higher levels of training and superior facilities, and those who don't.  While not intentional, the situation we find ourselves in is that the sport is slowly causing good athletes to stop playing due to the lack of access to advanced training, proper facilities, and financial means. 

The 3-2 Count Foundation wants to level the playing field by serving disadvantaged and underprivileged athletes in Philadelphia area baseball and softball organizations. Our programs are meant to provide inspiration to youth to do their best, create opportunities to be the best baseball or softball player they can be, and develop a community that supports one another in the positive growth of players.