City of Pineville joins Major League's RBI Program

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PINEVILLE, La (KALB Sports)-- The City of Pineville joins Major League Baseball's RBI program, which helps kids earn grants, college scholarships and upgrades teams equipment and fields.

RBI, stands for reviving baseball in inner cities, the city is individuals between the ages of 7-16 to participate, and possible earn a sponsorship for a college scholarship in the near future.

"We want to start during the month of July and do a pilot program with the RBI program where I can get the kids in the system and when those kids become junior and seniors scholarships for them for kids that want to go on and play baseball and further their education," said coordinator Walter Guillory.