Tri-Ed plays host to event for youth sports charity

Branches collect baseball, softball equipment for 'Pitch in for Baseball'


Tri-Ed, with the support of its vendor partners and caring customers, recently went to bat for underprivileged kids, hosting a Pitch in for Baseball charity event at every one of its Northeastern branches on Thursday, October 2nd. The Pitch in for Baseball organization collects and delivers new and gently-used youth baseball and softball equipment to underserved communities around the globe. America’s favorite pastime teaches young people about sportsmanship and teamwork, and getting out on the baseball field helps kids stay active and physically fit.

Each Tri-Ed branch drew a great turnout, and donations spanned everything from catchers gear to clothing to masks, gloves bats and brand new baseballs. Buzz Jackson, Branch Manager of the Pennsauken, NJ branch, for example, reports that “We received 300 baseballs from Napco, five cartons of equipment from Pelco, several dozen baseball caps from Aiphone & Samsung, and two large cartons of equipment from customers and vendors who attended.”

Vendors who supported the effort included Altronix, Bogen, Cooper-Wheelock, DSC, GE, ICC, Keri Systems, M&S, Napco, SAMSUNG-GVI, and Speco Technologies. In addition to helping this important charity, customers also had a venue to get psyched for the World Series and enjoyed complimentary beer, wine, soda, peanuts, popcorn, Cracker Jacks, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Michelle Houser, Branch Manager/Tri-Ed Virginia Beach, notes that “We are very blessed to have manufacturers and customers who believe that what we do is important. We thank them for making this Fund Drive so successful.” Further South, Dan Cummings, Manager of Tri-Ed’s Charlotte, NC branch, echoes the sentiment. “All of us in Charlotte had a fantastic time giving to a great cause. We thank everyone who donated equipment to ‘Pitch in for Baseball’ and all those who stopped in the evening of the event.”

Because the East Coast charity events were so successful, Tri-Ed will go into extra innings to help more children. On Friday, November 21st all branches in the Central and Western U.S. will host a Pitch in for Baseball BBQ lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vendors and customers are encouraged to drop by, have lunch, and donate to this worthy cause. Participating Tri-Ed branches span Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, Garden Grove, Las Vegas, North Hills, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego and San Leandro. For more information, please visit www.tri-ed.com.

As North America's largest independent wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products, Tri-Ed offers a vast inventory of security products spanning access control, CCTV, fire, intrusion, structured cabling, and sound and communications. Tri-Ed has served customers and the life safety security sector longer than any other distributor in the industry, and continues to expand its U.S. branch locations offering superior customer service, technical systems support, and training.