Express and NWL Foundation Announce ‘Share the Glove’ Youth Equipment Grant for 2022 Season

Eau Claire, Wis. – The Eau Claire Express and the Northwoods League Foundation have announced the participating teams for the ‘Share the Glove’ Baseball Equipment Grant for the 2022 season. The Eau Claire Express is happy to once again partner with the NWL Foundation and provide one local youth baseball team with a set of Rawlings equipment.

What is the grant?

The grant is a standardized set of Rawlings equipment, sized for youth ages 9-12. The baseball grant includes:

  • (1) Set of Catcher’s Gear (helmet, chest protector, shin guards, mitt)
  • (8) Batting Helmets
  • (10) Fielding Gloves (8 right, 2 left)
  • (1) Bucket of Balls
  • (6) Bats (1-28”, 2-29”, 2-30”, 1-31”)

Who is eligible to receive the grant?

The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible to receive the grant:

  1. Organization qualifies as a 501(c)(3) organization, school or school-based program, or community-based organization as defined under US IRC section 501(c)(3);
  1. Organization is not an individual, for-profit business, political, or religious organization;
  2. Organization provides opportunities for kids ages 9-12 to play baseball or softball within a community that is served by a Northwoods League affiliate.

Applications will be accepted until May 15th and the grant recipients will be notified prior to the start of the season. The Foundation will make the final determination on the awarding of grants.

To fill out an application, CLICK HERE.

Please send questions to Sammi Costello:

About the NWL Foundation and the Share the Glove Grant:

The Northwoods League Foundation (“Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as a vehicle to transform a shared passion for baseball into positive change and support for communities. The Mission of the Northwoods League Foundation is: To utilize the game of baseball to enrich the quality of life for children and families with an enduring and caring focus on Northwoods League communities.

The Northwoods league created the Share the Glove Grant as part of their 25th anniversary season in 2018, which awards equipment grants to youth baseball and softball organizations across the 22 Northwoods League communities.

The Express looks to ramp up for their 17th season in the Northwoods League with their Home Opener slated for 7:05 pm on Monday, May 30th against the La Crosse Loggers. For more information on the different ticket packages, visit, or call the front office at 715-839-7788 to secure your seats today.


The Eau Claire Express is a member of the Northwoods League, the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players. The Northwoods League is the largest organized collegiate baseball league in the world, with 22 teams. With its friendly ballpark settings and high level of competition, it draws significantly more fans than any other league of its kind. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. You can also download the Northwoods League Mobile App and set the Express as your favorite team.