RBI Athlete of the Month: Mario Hunter
Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or the RBI Program, is a MLB youth baseball initiative and partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. The RBI program was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth ages 9 to 17 the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. Each month, we honor RBI student athletes on the diamond that portray dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.
This month’s honoree is Mario Hunter. Mario is a 3.25 GPA student athlete in the 8th grade at Kathryn T. Daniels University Preparatory Academy. He started playing baseball 4 years ago in a local Little League, but had a small setback because he was hanging out with the wrong crowd. Last fall, he signed up with the Jr. RBI Fall Ball Program and then went on to make tremendous strides. He has shown great skill development which has allowed him to be added to the RBI 15-under tournament team.
Mario and his teammates will represent Milwaukee as they play host to the RBI Central Regional Tournament in late July.
Congratulations, Mario, keep up the great work!
Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!
When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF and include our handle, @Brewers.
That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 for our local RBI program. AND the team with the most #Whiff tweets for the season will receive an additional $20,000 donation!
We’re currently in third place for the month of April, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.