Our Mission

The Richard Becher Memorial Foundation for Safety in Sports, Inc. was founded as a result of Richie’s sudden death on September 20, 2014, after being struck in the head by a baseball while pitching batting practice to his son’s 12U travel baseball team.

Richie’s family and friends have teamed up to form this Foundation, whose primary mission is to promote a safe environment for players, coaches and spectators participating in youth sports. The Foundation will also occasionally provide monetary stipends to college bound athletes from Long Island, NY, who exemplify sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication to youth sports, in honor of the late Richard Becher.