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Red Sox Foundation RBI teams playing in tournament

Red Sox Foundation RBI teams playing in tournament

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Red Sox Foundation RBI teams playing in tournament

SEATTLE -- Forty Boston teens and coaches from the Red Sox Foundation's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) will fly to New York on Wednesday, courtesy of JetBlue, the official airline of the Boston Red Sox.

There they will compete in Major League Baseball's Northeast Regional RBI qualifying tournament, a four-day event where the teens will compete for the chance to participate in the World Series championship tournaments in Minnesota along with the winners from eight other regions.

The Boston contingent includes a girls softball team with players aged 13-18, and a boys junior baseball team with players aged 13-15.

The foundation provides children and teens in the inner city a chance to play organized baseball, with an emphasis on promoting healthy choices and life skills. Uniforms for the organization's 29 teams are provided by Wise Snacks and Poland Spring.

Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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