The Bairfind Foundation was created by Dennis Bair, a minor-league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Bair spent most of his career tuning out the crowd so he could attack each batter with a laser-like focus.
After watching a documentary that depicted a mother and father's search to raise awareness about their missing daughter, Dennis realized that the stadium was not only filled with sports fans but also with teachers, coaches, families, classmates and friends of missing children who were a powerful, untapped resource in the search for missing children. It was then that he established The Bairfind Foundation to place photos of missing children within the view of tens of millions of Americans in stadiums and arenas across the country.
Since its formation, Bairfind has partnered with Minor League Baseball and has been able to provide this highly-effective search effort at no cost to searching families. By increasing the number of eyes seeing, Bairfind and its partners like The Richard F Barker Foundation are increasing the opportunity for every missing child to be reunited with his or her family. There are countless success stories of children who have been safely located and reunified, and with increased awareness and participation Bairfind and its partners have only just begun adding to this number.