In this segment of Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own, Matt Kaulig sat down for an interview with Bob DiBiasio and Raphael Collins from Cleveland Indians Charities, the private foundation of our very own Cleveland Indians baseball team.

Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) raises money though programs, events, and player contributions to support many CIC beneficiaries, including the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the City of Cleveland Recreation Department youth baseball and softball programs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and many other community organizations and nonprofits.

For the past 30+ years, Cleveland Indians Charities has been committed to benefiting and supporting the youth in northeast Ohio. Their work can be seen throughout the community through the growth and development of our youth, especially through the Cleveland Metropolitans school district baseball and softball programs. Each year, CIC provides resources and funds to help support these programs allowing the youth to play free of charge.

Additionally, CIC has helped to fully renovate local area baseball and softball fields, and facilitated youth coaches training and mentorship programs. Everything they do is make a lasting impact and further promote the growth and development of youth in our area.

“We do it for one simple reason, and that’s to transform lives of young people of northeast Ohio, to give them a good solid foundation for a successful life.”

— Bob DiBiasio, Sr. Vice President Public Affairs at Cleveland Indians

To learn more about Cleveland Indians Charities and how you can get involved with making a lasting difference for the youth in northeast Ohio, visit

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