Why Giving Is Important

Giving is vital to the sustainability and culture of Ruffnecks Baseball.  The generous support of families, friends, past parents, and alumni ensures delivery of the unique experience that is Ruffnecks Baseball.  Our travel model, coaching staff, and delivery of services are unmatched. We are truly a not-for-profit, non-commercial Baseball Club.

Our Mission

Ruffnecks Baseball is founded on TEAM principles.  The Ruffnecks experience provides student-athletes who aspire to play college baseball opportunities for development and exposure. The program encourages leadership through competition, self-accountability, and self-advocacy.

The Annual Fund & Yearbook Sponsorships

Annual Fund Gifts directly impact every player.  Every gift is powerful and goes to “backstop” the season’s activities.  Whether it is the TEAM experience that comes with bus rides, the way we travel, support for coaching, or the extensive schedule, every contribution has a positive effect.

The Annual Fund is where we ask current families, relatives, friends, and others, to do what they can.  Those who can do more, are greatly appreciated for what they contribute to the sustainability, subsidization, financial aid, and maintenance of Ruffnecks Baseball. Each year we celebrate the season with our Yearbook and the Ruffnecks Banquet (December).

FACTS – Consider the following:

  • Current player tuition ($3,600 in 2024) Only funds approximately 52% of the cost to support each player.
  • Since our founding in 2003 not a single dollar of tuition is allocated to the Director’s position.
  • “The Facility” is a non-commercial clubhouse for Ruffnecks and college-playing alums.
  • “The Facility” is funded 100% by donations from current parents and friends.
  • Giving to the Ruffnecks enables us to keep tuition and fees as low as possible for everyone.
  • Financial Aid is increasingly important to make the Ruffnecks experience accessible for many who could otherwise not afford travel baseball.