In celebration of this partnership, Up2Us Sports coaches, board members, donors and staff attended and participated in the game to spread the word about sports-based youth development. Up2Us Sports donor Robin Green threw the first pitch of the game, followed by Leonel “Macho” Garcia giving the Play Ball announcement. Garcia was accompanied by his coach, Kleiton Almeida, Up2Us Sports’ 2015 Coach of the Year.
On Friday, July 31st, the Miami Marlins honored Up2Us Sports as a 2015 Charity Partner. The Miami Marlins have funded Up2Us Sports’ work in the Miami area and provided SBYD training for all baseball coaches in MLB's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.