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The New England-based club for ballplayers donates a portion of every membership sold.

BOSTON—February 18, 2009— The Grip N’ Rip Club, the premier, membership-based club for ballplayers of all ages, has announced a partnership with Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids, founded by Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis.

“We’re happy to partner with a great baseball organization like the Grip N’ Rip Club,” said Youkilis. “It is through the commitment of great organizations like the Grip N’ Rip Club that we can continue to support children’s organizations in need throughout New England.”

The Grip N’ Rip Club membership card is the perfect answer for today’s little league parent. Benefits include:

  • Significant savings on batting cage rentals throughout New England
  • Members-only discounts at local sporting goods stores and select online retailers
  • Access to The Blast newsletter with training tips and monthly specials from Grip N’ Rip Club partners

“Parents and their kids put a lot of preparation and financial commitment into every baseball or softball season,” said Grip N’ Rip Club founder, Andy Katz. “Our club provides members with access to savings on sports products and services that are essential to a successful season. We are thrilled that every membership sold benefits important children’s charities through this partnership with Kevin’s charity.”

Roughly 50 local sports businesses grant discounts and deals when members present their Club Card at their locations.

Jesse Peterson, Vice President of Franchise Sales & Marketing for Extra Innings remarked, “On behalf of our New England franchises, we are proud to be part of a program that helps out local ballplayers and benefits such a great cause.”
Annual memberships sell for $30, and are available online at Local little leagues and amateur leagues like the Boston Men’s Baseball League are providing Grip N’ Rip Club memberships to their players.

"This club provides BMBL players with a unique opportunity to get great discounts on batting cages and sports equipment while also giving back to the community.  This is why we chose to provide Grip N’ Rip Club memberships to our ballplayers,” said Steve Wolf, president of the Boston Men’s Baseball League.

About the Grip N’ Rip Club
The Grip N’ Rip Club is a membership-based club providing savings for ballplayers. An annual membership to the Grip N' Rip Club grants members discounts at local batting cages, sporting goods stores and other sports businesses. The Club connects ballplayers with the best products and services for training, equipment, and apparel to get them through the season. Individual memberships are available at for $30. Inquire about league/team memberships by emailing

About Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids
Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids is a charitable organization focused on raising support and awareness for the health, advocacy, safety, and well-being of children. Rallying the support of individuals and businesses Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids teams up with existing community-based children’s charities and medical research efforts, which currently lack sufficient funding. Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids also identifies and partners with businesses that can deliver products and services to children in need, on the behalf of Youks Kids. To learn more about Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids, or to make a donation, please visit


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