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"What we do as an organization for the Astros, we help kids and don't charge them anything, and this is another opportunity for us to do more," said Daryl Wade, the director of the Astros' Urban Youth Academy. "Everything we do here at the Academy for RBI is done through the [Astros] Foundation, so all the funds we can raise is only going to benefit the program. We've been pretty successful here with the RBI program and our kids going to the next level."
RBI is MLB's youth initiative giving young people from urban and underserved communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball and encouraging academic success and achievement.
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.