The SD Project
My name is Sam DiMatteo and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA. I have been chasing the dream of a professional baseball player since I've been a little kid. I Have played pro baseball for 6 years and have just recently started my coaching career as the hitting coach for the Palm Springs Power in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League and also coaching with College of the Desert in the Pacific Coast Conference.
In the off season I put countless hours in teaching and coaching our future baseball players through private lessons, camps, clinics, strength and conditioning and much more throughout western PA and now California as well. A few years ago, I came up with a plan /project to take things a bit further . This vision began due to seeing families month after month stuggle financially to provide their kids with the opportuities and necesarry equipment to participate in our activites. I just feel as I get older, I find myself wanting to help others out more and not so much have the focus on myself
and that's what this project is all about.
*The SD Project*
The SD Project is going to raise money for the families and players who struggle financially to get their kids into sports facilities for lessons or practice or whatever the case may be. I see it too often where kids are very limited as to what they can do, being held back by money. Overall, I try to seek out any athlete who is faced with struggle whether it's financial, mental or physical and bring positive energy to them and their family through our donations. I refuse to not put in the effort to make a change in some of these kids lives and I'm asking you guys for help as well.
Hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg as to what I can do to help out people across the world through the game that I love. It might be my baseball players who are in need or any one that I catch wind of that needs help in any sport, I can jump in and have money set aside to help out.
-At the end of the day, we are here for the ones who have to wake up every day and face struggles that no one wants to see a kid have to go through. I have traveled the world, I have been to Houston to support kids whose houses are destroyed, shoveling sewage out of their homes. I have flown to Colombia, not knowing one word of Spanish to deliver equipment to borderline homeless kids and it’s just how I am made up. I root for the underdog; I am a fan of the kid who isn't supposed to make it. That's what we do here, we find them and we try to build them up and bring light to a dark situation.
Here are some pictures of some of the great people I was able to meet and help along the way in the last 3 years. (Check my facebook/Instagram for each one of their stories)
(Palm Springs, CA)
(Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey/Dickinson, TX)
House Of Hope Orphanage (Zimbabwe, Africa)
I will keep everyone posted through facebook with pictures and videos of the people we are able to help and the strides we are making with the SD Project!
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If you have any further questions feel free to inbox me .
-Don't give up, don't ever give up