Tom and Jean Yawkey were committed to providing athletic opportunities for young people who otherwise may not have access to recreation programs. The Yawkeys recognized that team sports, particularly baseball and softball, build important social skills such as cooperation, sharing, and discipline. In honor of the Yawkeys' great legacy to athletics, the Yawkey Foundations support youth recreation programs, amateur baseball and softball programs, and youth camp programs.

The Yawkey Foundations do not support individual, town, or county athletic programs.

Please click here to learn more about the Yawkey Foundations' Baseball and Softball Fields Initiative.