|Our Mission is to be a primary resource for boys and girls, ages 3-18, by providing positive
solutions and support through the sponsorship of educational & humanitarian programs and
events with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances.
|Success Achieved in Future Environments (S.A.F.E.)
A Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Organization
(Tax documentation will be provided upon request)
A little about us and what we do...
Success Achieved in Future Environments, a non-profit organization was founded in March of
2007 by Cle Ross. In October of 2008 S.A.F.E was granted it's tax-exempt status from the IRS. In
January of 2009 S.A.F.E took over ownership of the ballpark known as Wyandotte County 3&2.
S.A.F.E also hosts the KCK RBI Senior Showcase a game that features the top 50 senior players
in the state of Kansas. The showcase is played at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, the home of the
Kansas City T-Bones.
The ball parks located at 5325 Parallel Parkway better known as Wyandotte County 3&2 sat dormant
for almost 10 years until 2008 when Success Achieved In Future Environments (herein referred to as
S.A.F.E.), a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, gained ownership of the complex. During the time prior
to S.A.F.E gaining ownership, the ballpark became an eyesore along one of Kansas City, Kansas
most traveled thoroughfares.
On May 30th, 2009 S.A.F.E held its first registration for the newly formed S.T.I.C.K.S (Support
Towards Inner City Kids) Little League Baseball program. We had over 150 metro area youth
register to play summer baseball, the age groups ranged from 3-18. The S.T.I.C.K.S Little League
program is the only baseball program within Wyandotte County to offer summer baseball to players
In December of 2009, Major League baseball granted Success Achieved in Future Environments a
RBI (presented by KPMG) Chapter under the jurisdiction of KCK RBI Executive Director Cle Ross.
S.T.I.C.K.S Litttle League Baseball
155 baseball players
315 baseball players
428 baseball players and
40 softball players
From the Founder…
As a child, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play little league baseball on a competitive level.
This was due to the support of a strong single mother and several select individuals in the community
who not only recognized my talent, but also took special and direct interest in developing it. Success
Achieved in Future Environments was created in an effort to provide the same type of support I
received as a child to local youths ages 3 to 18 in Wyandotte County and surrounding areas. I
understand that many inner-city parents are turned off by baseball/softball because of the finances
required for the game, but I also am aware that if I am able to minimize player fees, provide the
necessary equipment and provide proper fields as well as training facilities, the rewards children
experience will last a lifetime. Baseball not only created a financial opportunity for me to receive a
college education, but it also helped cultivate a disciplined, determined and secure self-identity. My
goal is to guide as many inner-city youth as possible to college by teaching them leadership and the
fundamentals of baseball/softball.
5325 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, KS
P.O. Box 12443
Kansas City, KS 66112