Fidelity Investments Pitches in to Benefit DBYAL

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Fidelity Investments Pitches in to Benefit DBYAL

Wool E. Bull
The Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League is getting a boon from Fidelity Investments, a major donation & coaches from among their employees.

The Durham Bulls recently announced a major donation from Fidelity Investments, benefitting the nearly 500 children who participate in the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League.

Fidelity Investments employees collected more than $4,000 to support the DBYAL’s efforts in bringing the game of baseball to area children. Fidelity’s donation will be used primarily for pitching machines, which has been a major need for the DBYAL over the past several seasons.

“We can’t thank Fidelity enough,” said Herb Sellers, director for the DBYAL. “Their support of our league has been incredible.”

In addition to the monetary donations, several employees have volunteered to coach in the DBYAL, which provides recreational baseball free-of-charge to youngsters in the city’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

“The DBYAL is extremely important to us. We are very pleased that Fidelity remains so committed to the Durham community and to helping provide opportunities for children who otherwise would not have the chance to play ball,” said Mike Birling, General Manager of the Bulls.

In addition, the Bulls and Fidelity are teaming up again this year for sports equipment drives on Saturday fireworks nights at the DBAP. Those who donate new or slightly used bats, balls or gloves for the DBYAL will receive a special cinch bag, courtesy of Fidelity and the company’s Inspire the Future program, which supports community youth initiatives in athletics and the arts.

About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with custodied assets of $3.3 trillion, including managed assets of more than $1.5 trillion as of June 30, 2008. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to 24 million individuals and institutions as well as through 5,500 financial intermediary firms. The firm is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, the largest mutual fund supermarket and a leading online brokerage firm. Fidelity maintains two area investor centers, in Durham and Charlotte. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit North Carolina employment opportunities can be viewed at

The three upcoming equipment drive dates are

  • August 9th,
  • August 23rd and
  • August 30th.

“As a growing part of the Triangle community, Fidelity and its employees are investing in opportunities to encourage and inspire future generations of athletes, musicians, workers and leaders,” said Kyle Rose, Fidelity’s general manager of operations in Raleigh-Durham. “We are pleased to partner with the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League to introduce young people to the joys of baseball and the life lessons it teaches.”

Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.


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