About the Dante's Boys Foundation

Our Story

The DBF is dedicated to continuing the spirit and legacy of Dante Benedetti. For nearly 40 years Dante was San Francisco's own Mr. Baseball to thousands of boys and young men. His kindness, generosity and occasional firm hand guided many a young boy away from trouble and back onto the road to becoming responsible adults. His legacy is seen today throughout our community as "Dante's boys" have become policemen, doctors, coaches, teachers, and businessmen. The Foundation is actively seeking out new opportunities to impact our communities.  To date DBF have supported:
- glove drives, purchasing new equipment, balls, etc.
- field renovations
- direct financial support and sponsorship/scholarship

50,000 Kids

Since 2006

Over 1$ million raised

Meet the team

Ryan Sittuaer

Chairman of the Board

Cameron Love

    Board Member

Evan Fredrickson

     Board Member

Patrick McGuigan

     Board Member

Reed Johnson

     Board Member

Nick Cirbo

     Board Member

Gino Benedetti

     Board Member

Hall of fame members

Kevin Cronin

Founding Board Member

Gary Delagnes

Founding Board Member

Mike Delagnes

Founding Board Member

Dave Jones

Founding Board Member

John O’Neil

Founding Board Member

Tom Lounibos

Founding Board Member

Barbara Bechelli

Jake Bond

Mark Johnson

Ken Bullock

Jeff Menard

Paul Meyer

Ryan Sittauer

Mark Urban

Dave Weidinger

Diamond Partners

We rely on a variety of key partnerships to help us help kids through the game of baseball. Our generous donors are vital in allowing us to facilitate active participation in sports for under served youth in the San Francisco community.