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The U Deserve a Chance Foundation (UDACF) is a youth baseball specific non-profit organization founded by former MLB Baseball Players. UDACF works to bridge the financial gap many families face just wanting to play baseball, but educational and life skills opportunities baseball presents. The foundation raises money to provide scholarships, facility rentals, receive MLB level coaching and mentoring, equipment. Baseball like many sports is a game that continues to provide life lessons beyond the diamond. Attributes such as perseverance, focus, hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship can be taken with these youth outside of the baseball diamond. It is our mission to provide everyone a chance to learn those values and through the game we love.

Are you an experienced coach with some time to give?

We'd love to chat about volunteer opportunities in our program!


UDACF Gala 2019

Home Plate Gala

November 8th, 2019 Save the date for the Home Plate Gala on November 8th, 2019 at Ballantyne Hotel Charlotte, NC. We hope to see you there!

Coaches Clinic 2018 (1)

Coaches Clinic: 2018

This past January U Deserve A Chance Foundation brought together a group of very fortunate former Major League Players and current Major League coaches for a free coaches clinic. Jack McDowell, John Ennis, Morris Madden, Alan Cockrell, Dusty Wathan, Mike Shildt and myself Jeff Schaefer. These special people accepted the opportunity to donate their time by sharing their knowledge and wisdom and enhancing others (coaches) who will in turn go out and positively affect the lives of those they coach.


UDACF Top Golf

Thank you all for coming to the first annual UDACF Top Golf Event! Hope everyone had a ton of fun and enjoyed the beautiful weather while supporting a great cause of giving back to the underserved athletes in the Charlotte area. Thank you again for all of your support and feel free to post pictures…


We'd like to raise $100,000 by the end of 2019.  We know it sounds ambitious, but we want to help as many youth fulfill their baseball dreams!  
We know with your support, we can do it together!

All donations are tax deductible. 



The U Deserve A Chance Foundation Newsletter will keep you informed of the latest developments, partnership opportunities, and events sponsored by UDACF.

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