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The Reading Hot Stovers is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 1961, the Hot Stovers has been committed to supporting and celebrating Berks County high school baseball & softball, youth baseball & softball, and American Legion baseball. Each year, we award college scholarships to local student athletes and recognize teams and individuals for their excellence at our Annual Awards Banquet. We are a proud and historic organization who above all love our youth, our community and America’s pastime.

We are proud of our legacy. With the help of generous donors, we have been able to award close to $200K in scholarships to our area student athletes who excel on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

Since 1961

The Reading Hot Stovers has proudly and enthusiastically supported youth and high school baseball and softball in Berks County.

As the great Yogi Berra once said, “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”

Scholarships

Each year, The Reading Hot Stovers award multiple college scholarships to Berks County baseball and softball players who excel on the field, in
the classroom, and in the community.

We are proud to support our student athletes as they pursue their college dreams.

Guest Speakers

Over 500 individuals affiliated with
MLB and America’s pastime have
spoken at our Annual Awards Banquet.

As former MLB pitcher
Jim Abbott once said, “One of the beautiful things about baseball is the
history.”

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