Supporting youth baseball and softball programs in underserved areas.

Rod Dedeaux Foundation

Raoul "Rod" Dedeaux: legendary USC and USA Olympic baseball coach, Founder of Japan – USA Baseball series, Father of International Baseball and "Coach of the Century". Rod loved the taste of victory on the baseball diamond and his tremendous accomplishments of 11 national titles and 28 conference titles prove just that.

Rod's most enduring legacy was his ability to use the sport of baseball as a platform to provide a positive, lifelong impact in the lives of thousands of young adults; his heart (and now his foundation's) was always focused on mentorship and guidance demonstrated through his tireless coaching to promote teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, a sense of fair play and having a heck of a good time.


The Rod Dedeaux Foundation was formed to continue Rod's spirit by supporting youth baseball and softball programs in underserved areas. Currently, inner city organizations are fighting for survival as public funding is drying up, coupled with the game's waning popularity with children in Urban areas. Through the efforts of the Foundation, youth receive more than just uniforms and renovated facilities, they receive a sanctuary from challenging environments and a support system specifically designed to build character and academic support to enable underprivileged youth to achieve their dreams.

Supported by 27 Donations:

  • Matthew B.
    I Gave $500
  • Silhouette
    Rod Dedeaux Foundation Dinner - One Ticket
  • Ashley A.
    6 Tickets to 2017 GSA Dinner- Alex Engemann
  • Dennis G.
    I Gave $4,000
  • Jonathan L.
    I Gave $10,000
    Avison Young/Jonathan Larsen Donation for (1) Table at 2016 Rod Dedeaux Award dinner
  • Derek L.
    I Gave $4,000
    Lets Give them a Shot - $4,000 payment for 4 Beneficiary Seats
  • Greg R.
    I Gave $100
    Pleased to contribute to such a worthy Foundation.
  • Mark R.
    I Gave $1,000
    Rod Dedeaux Foundation Dinner - One Ticket Mark Rodil
  • Greg B.
    I Gave $100
    $100 Straight donation - Greg Boehm
  • Matthew M.
    I Gave $1,000
    Matthew McCluggage
  • Silhouette
    To contribute to Lets Give Them A Shot's participation with the Dedeaux Foundation
  • Steven B.
    I Gave $1,500
    Straight Donation - $1500
  • Andrew N.
    I Gave $250
    Golden Spikes Finalist Guest - Andrew Nacario
  • Brian S.
    I Gave $1,000
    Brian Socolow - $1000 Dinner Ticket
  • Kurt S.
    I Gave $1,000
    Individual Dinner Ticket - Kurt Schuette
  • Linn T. H.
    I Gave $1,000
    1 Dinner Ticket - Dedeaux Dinner - Linn T Hodge III
  • Jason H.
    I Gave $2,000
    Straight Donation - Jason Harrow
  • Brian M.
    I Gave $100
    Straight Donation - $100 - Brian McLoughlin
  • Andy S.
    I Gave $2,000
    2 Tickets - Rod Dedeaux Dinner - Kelsey and Andy Sutton
  • Steven T.
    I Gave $2,000
    2 Dinner Tickets - Rod Dedeaux Foundation Dinner - Steven Trytten and Debra Moore
  • Kenny S.
    I Gave $1,000
    1 Dinner Ticket - Rod Dedeaux Foundation Dinner - Kenny Sorosky
  • Ryan H.
    I Gave $2,000
    2 Dinner Tickets - Rod Dedeaux Award Dinner - Ryan Hawkins and Lauren Harper