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Durham Triple Play League is taking part in the Chevy Youth Sports Program this Fall!

We are pleased to announce that the Durham Long Ball RBI has partnered with Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Southpoint will provide $20 through the Chevy Youth Sports program! This program will provide our league with a sponsorship check and a fundraising opportunity.

In 2021, the Chevy Youth Sports Test Drive Fundraising Opportunity is a program by which Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Southpoint will provide $20 on behalf of every customer that visits the dealership and takes a test drive in any one of the new Chevrolet vehicles in stock, up to a maximum of $500.

We need your help to reach this goal! Whether or not you’re in the market for a new vehicle, stop by the dealership and mention you are looking to take a test drive to support Durham Long Ball RBI through the Chevy Youth Sports program. At the program’s end, Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Southpoint will provide the Durham Long Ball RBI with a check for the total number of validated test drives.

Hurry in as the test-drive program officially ends on November 30, 2021, or whenever the supplies are exhausted.


Support Durham Triple Play League today!

Donate directly using a credit card or your PayPal account.

If you would prefer to donate by check, please make the check payable to

Durham Triple Play League

and mail it to:

Pat James, President
Long Ball Program
P.O. Box 15942
Durham, NC 27704

Thank you.


Long Ball RBI is now a member of AmazonSmile. When you make a purchase from Amazon using the unique AmazonSmile link, Amazon donates a fraction of eligible purchases to Long Ball.
If you make your purchases on a mobile device, please use the above link rather than the Amazon app. The app will not go to AmazonSmile. Just use the link to the Amazon full page, it will recognize that it is a mobile device and automatically use a smaller format view. Thank you for your support.

Long Ball Program – Durham Triple Play Leagues operates under the umbrella of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), a Major League Baseball program. Every player in our program is an RBI player.The RBI program designed to:

  • Increase participation and interest in baseball among underserved youth
  • Encourage academic participation and achievement
  • Increase number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and minor leagues
  • Promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the game
  • Teach the value of teamwork

RBI Leagues also motivate participants to stay in school and pursue post-secondary education, and school attendance/performance is a requirement for joining and remaining on RBI teams. We have embraced the RBI philosophy because it is in alignment with our longstanding goals that teaches kids that being a success in life takes more than succeeding on the ball field — it also means succeeding in the classroom and in the community.

There are many advantages of being an RBI League, such as the increased opportunity of MLB first-year player draft and the RBI for RBI Scholarship. Read more about RBI

Blue Claws 2015 Champs

2015 Champs, Blue Claws

The long ball program is an inner city baseball program for young men ages 13-18 that are overseen by volunteers and coaches. Minor League Charities was impressed with what we were doing and decided to support us as long as we provided academic support to the players that needed it. It was their way of reintroducing various opportunities available in the baseball industry to inner city youths. We have 120 young men in the program along with 24 coaches and 10 staff members. There are 4 teams 13-15 and four teams 16-18 all competing for the title in their age bracket. There is a $30 registration donation per player.

2014 Jr RBI Classic

2014 Jr RBI Classic

We offer conditioning clinics and life skill seminars to our players in order to introduce them to various careers in the baseball industry as well as academic support for the players that need it. Our first year 2 young men went back to school so that they could participate in the program. They are doing quite well as one will be graduating in June. We make sure our players understand that no matter how good they are they don’t have a chance without good grades. We invite college coaches to come out to the games and see this amazing unseen talent. We are always looking for volunteers to share their knowledge with these young men who love the game of baseball and now they get to play at the Historic Durham Athletic Park which is a minor league facility where the Durham Bull’s come back to play once a year.