MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100 current and former Black professional baseball players. The Players Alliance is supported by non-Black teammates via the newly formed Allies of the Alliance, which is a committee of professional baseball players of any race or origin who wish to support the Players Alliance mission.
According to an MLB-MLBPA press release, the Players Alliance through a series of grants will promote the following long-term goals and initiatives:
Establish player-led mentorship
Increase participation in baseball among Black youth and young adults via individual leagues, equipment donations, special tournaments, clinics, and playground activities