Ridgefield teen collects sporting equipment for those in need

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RIDGEFIELD -

A Ridgefield teen spent part of his summer break organizing a baseball equipment drive with the goal of helping children who can't afford gear.

Will Carbonari set up drop-off points around town where people could donate their new and gently used baseball and softball equipment. He also contacted local businesses and the Little League to get involved.

People donated bats, gloves, balls, batting helmets, cleats and uniforms.

All of the equipment will go to an organization called Pitch in for Baseball, which distributes the gear to children who can't afford to purchase equipment for the sport.

"I haven't really been active in the community up to this point and I thought it was necessary for me to do something like that," says Carbonari. "And now that I've done it, it really makes me feel good."

Next, Carbonari and his family will rent a truck and take all of the equipment to the Pitch in for Baseball warehouse outside of Philadelphia.

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