When we reflect on what makes us our best, we begin with our community and the values we share. These values include respect, equality, inclusiveness, compassion, opportunity and giving back.
For us, it has always been about more than just baseball. It’s about creating hope by giving youth a vehicle and support system to transform their lives in a positive way. It’s about vision and believing that our impact truly makes a difference.
We built First Base Foundation as a family- mother and son. Every person who joins us becomes a part of our greater family.
Driven to make a difference in young people’s lives and create positive change in our community, the First Base Foundation (FBF) and the California Warriors Baseball Program, provide a pathway to play college baseball. FBF is a celebration of family values that fosters and embraces self-esteem, teamwork, positivity, evolution, accountability and respect.
A 2003 graduate of UC Berkeley, Assistant Coach Noah Jackson serves as Cal’s recruiting coordinator and additionally works with the Bears’ hitters and outfielders. Following the 2019 season, Cal saw seven players selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft including first-round picks Andrew Vaughn (No. 3 overall, White Sox) and Korey Lee (No. 32 overall, Houston). In 2018, Jackson mentored Vaughn, who emerged as one of the nation’s top players and became the first Cal Baseball player ever to win the prestigious Golden Spikes Award as the country’s top amateur player. Noah’s experience on the field and working with student-athletes combined with Marilyn’s 18 years as the Executive Director of the First Base Foundation and decades as a successful small business owner makes for a winning combination.
We are influencers continuing to define Community in a larger sense where cultural differences intersect and work together. We are shaping our future leaders and are taking action to make a difference in the world.