Athletic and Leadership Development


Athletic and Leadership Development

Inspiring Legacies of Greatness &

Celebrating 100 yrs. of Negro Leagues Baseball


The YNLBP Foundation is partnering for change through Bridging Gaps to Greatness Inc. youth initiative that aims to revitalize the sport of baseball in underrepresented communities. Through education, fundamental skills, and leadership development, we strive to make a significant impact in the lives of underrepresented youth that will inspire new legacies of greatness for generations to come.


The Negro Leagues 100th. yr. Anniversary celebration was organized by BGG Athletic Director Jerome Johnson, with Ken Biglar's Little League organization team champions and Negro league legends Dennis Biddle and Warren Kirkendoll.

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Bridging Gaps To Greatness Inc.



Our Mission

It is our mission to develop, nurture, and sustain community partnerships in our commitment to the preservation, education, and dedication of Negro League Baseball. To assure their legacies of greatness, we serve to inspire exceptional athletes and future leaders, as a proven recipe for lifelong success on and off the field.

Our goal through established partnerships is to expand participation in the sport of baseball for underrepresented youth with a special emphasis on Tee Baller's (4-8-year-old) that will offer cutting-edge training, mentor-ship, and create pipelines of opportunity to make a significant impact in their lives and in the sport of baseball for generations to come.



Partnership Opportunities

The Milwaukee Brewers Hosts an annual Negro League Tribute Game in honor of the surviving players of the Negro Baseball League.

Bridging Gaps to Greatness Strategic Alliance 

  1. Mentorship and Leadership development
  2. Community outreach-fundraising events 
  3. Virtual Tips by the legends who played the game of Negro league baseball.
  4. Hosted Negro league traveling exhibit w/special guest appearances by Negro league legends/including autographs/ photo opts/ giveaways
  5. VIP- access to annual Negro League Tribute games/events
  6. Registration and participation in Negro league- youth All Star Game.

Check out the Bridging Gaps to Greatness website here.