Accidental Deaths @ Youth Sports Events
East Northport, NY – The Richard Becher Memorial Foundation for Safety in Sports, Inc. (RBMF) was created shortly after Richie’s sudden death on September 20, 2014.
Richie was pitching batting practice prior to his son’s travel baseball team game at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY on Long Island, when he was struck in the head by a line drive that killed him instantly.
Richie’s family and friends have teamed up to form this Foundation, with the primary mission to promote a safe environment for players, coaches and spectators who participate and attend youth sports events.
“Richie was an avid sports fan who loved his Jets and Yankees, “ said Susan Becher, Richie’s widow, “but most of all he cherished participating in youth sports and watching young boys and girls develop important life skills that come with both winning and losing.”
The Foundation will periodically provide monetary stipends to college bound athletes from Long Island, NY, who exemplify sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication to youth sports, all things that were near and dear to Richard Becher.
The RBMF will begin locally and expand over time to become a trailblazer to seek out ways to enhance the safety of all those who attend and participate in a Little League baseball game, youth soccer or Pop Warner football game.
The Foundation plans to support worthwhile initiatives designed to safeguard all participants and spectators so that other fathers who pitch warm ups, grandmas who sit in their favorite folding chair alongside the field and athletes who compete on a field, court or rink will be able to look back and share the experience in the years to come.
For information on how you can support the Richard Becher Memorial Foundation for Safety in Sports please click info@RBMFNY.org or call 631.000000
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