RBI Athlete of the Month: Destiny Mercer
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 Destiny Mercer. Destiny is a senior at Milwaukee School of Languages and a two-time all- conference catcher. Last month Destiny threw out a runner trying to steal second base, winning her last high school conference game.
Destiny is a current member of the Boys & Girls Club and will start working with the club as a youth worker in July. She is a current member of the new Lady Brewers RBI Softball Tournament Team and she looks to lead her team in the RBI Central Regionals in July with a chance to advance to the RBI World Series in Dallas.
Congratulations, Destiny, keep up the great work!
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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!