Now at Bat 2021


Thu, January 28, 2021

Austin, TX

10 Years + Going Strong

You're invited to RBI Austin’s annual benefit, Now at Bat!

Streamed Live from Dell Diamond


Please join us virtually for a special evening at Now at Bat as we celebrate RBI Austin's 10th Anniversary with stories of hope, encouragement, and life transformation -- all in support of RBI Austin's 1,295 kids and families. It's an evening you won't want to miss, so please register here and gather some family members or friends and join you.


This year's event includes:

  • Keynote by NFL linebacker, Longhorn legend, author, speaker and humanitarian Sam Acho
  • Master of Ceremonies, ESPN's Pedro Gomez
  • MLB Panel with Los Angeles Dogders' Pitcher, Corey Knebel
  • Surprise appearance by a baseball legend
  • Messages from WWE Legend Mark Henry, 2X Olympian Cat Osterman, and RBI Austin participants
  • An electric live auction with the Cowboy Auctioneers
  • A silent auction with something for everyone


The Now at Bat Silent Auction opens Thursday, January 21. Click here to view and bid


Dell Diamond Attendees

Registration for our in-person event is sold out! Sponsors and guests attending in person will receive event information and instructions by text and email. 


Virtual Program

7:15 p.m.  Live stream opens

7:30 p.m.  Program begins

Welcome by Cat Osterman, 2-time Olympian, Athletes Unlimited MVP

MLB Panel

Message from RBI Austin Participant

Live Auction

Surprise appearance by a baseball legend

Fund The Need + Your Impact

9 p.m. - Keynote by Sam Acho to close the evening


REGISTER HERE to join us! Select "Virtual Attendee Ticket".



Event Logistics


How to Tune In

At 7:15 p.m., click “Join the Livestream” at the top of this page. Then, select "Already Registered." You'll be prompted to enter the phone number or email associated with your ticket. At 7:30 p.m., our program will begin. We recommend hooking up your computer to your TV using an HDMI cord or through AirPlay for a better viewing experience. 



Our live stream will be one way, meaning you will not be on camera. You can dress however you'd like, but if you'd like to stay on theme, wear your "Ballpark Best".


Registering Your Guests

If you registered for multiple tickets, make sure to enter your guests’ names and email addresses or cell phone numbers so they can receive their own unique link to bid, donate, and participate in the event. To do this, click on the link in your confirmation email, and under “Details” click on “Edit Guest Information” and enter their names. 


Bidding on the Auctions

Bidding for the silent auction opens January 21st. Check out our packages here. Select the package you'd like and click the “bid” button. Tip: Once you place your bid, you can then select your max bid, and the system will automatically place bids on your behalf up until that level.


You'll also find previews of our exclusive live auction packages here, which will be available for bidding during the event. Our auctioneer will walk you through how to bid on these packages then!


The silent auction will close on Thursday, January 28th at 9 p.m. CST.



You can donate online now ahead of the event, or participate live in the "Fund the Mission" donation portion of the event. Every dollar you give goes directly toward supporting RBI Austin kids through baseball, softball, and mentorship programs. You can select an impact level on the right side of this page, or view them all here.


Need support? Email or text 512-348-8497 for assistance.


Click here to download the 2021 Now at Bat digital program (coming soon!)


Thank you for supporting RBI Austin kids!


About RBI Austin

RBI Austin, an affiliate of Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program, in a nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas, providing baseball and softball leagues, clinics, family benevolence support, and Christian-based mentoring to underserved youth and communities. RBI Austin began as a grassroots summer baseball team of 15 East Austin kids in 2009 and has grown to 1,295 kids ages 4-18 in 2020.


RBI Austin, a mentoring program that leverages baseball and softball to address the fatherless crisis in East Austin, has plans for reaching more kids and their families in 2021 and beyond. Over the years and with a growing numbers of kids and families involved, the mission remains the same: to engage and develop inner-city Austin youth athletically, academically, and spiritually, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities. 



Free Virtual Attendee Ticket

Join us for Now at Bat's virtual celebration in support of our 1,295 awesome RBI Austin kids.

  • Access to Now at Bat's virtual program
  • Access to the silent auction and live auction
  • Ability to bid and donate through your phone or computer


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Fund A Need

$10,000 $10,000

Funds an Entire RBI Austin Summer League Age Division

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$5,000 $5,000

Sponsors 15 Kids in RBI Player Development Academy

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$2,500 $2,500

Funds a Player Discipleship Group for 12 RBI Teens for a Year

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$1,000 $1,000

Provides a Kid an RBI Austin Mentor for an Entire Year

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$500 $500

Sponsors One Kid in the Player Development Academy

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$250 $250

Provides Uniforms for a Jr. RBI Baseball Team

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Donate Any Amount

No Amount is Too Big or Too Small! 

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Can't join the event? You can still support this cause…


RBI Austin Meghan Merchant 512-348-8497