23 Share the Glove Equipment Grants Awarded Across Northwoods League Communities
Through its “Share the Glove” initiative, the Northwoods League Foundation awarded more than $50,000 in baseball and softball equipment this year.
Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League Foundation, in partnership with NWL teams and Official Uniform & Equipment Supplier, Rawlings Sporting Goods, has awarded 23 equipment grants to youth baseball and softball organizations across the Midwest totaling more than $50,000.
“We are proud to once again partner with Rawlings and our member teams to support local youth sports organizations,” said Tina Coil, Northwoods League Deputy Commissioner. “Our teams are integral members of their respective communities and as a League, and Foundation, we strive to enrich the quality of life in these communities. We strongly believe youth sports does just that.”
Each grant features a collection of Rawlings equipment, including one set of catcher’s gear, ten gloves, eight batting helmets, six bats and one bucket of practice balls.
The Share the Glove initiative supports participation in youth baseball and softball activities throughout Northwoods League communities, and was introduced in 2018 as part of the League’s 25th Season Celebration. Annually, Northwoods League affiliates promote the grant and collect applications from youth organizations in their local markets.
The Northwoods League Foundation proudly recognizes the following organizations as this year’s recipients of a Share the Glove equipment grant, and the NWL market they represent:
||Battle Creek, MI
|Bismarck Youth Fastpitch Softball Association
|Duluth Girls Fastpitch League
|Altoona Youth Softball & Baseball
||Eau Claire, WI
|Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac
||Fond du Lac, WI
|Crivitz Youth Baseball
||Green Bay, WI
|Mattawan Little League
|Sturtevant Youth Baseball Association
|Russiaville Girls Softball
|La Crescent Youth Ball
||La Crosse, WI
|Germantown Little League
|Oregon Youth Baseball
|St. Claire Community Ed Softball – Cyclones
|Minot Girls Fastpitch, Inc.
|Byron Youth Fastpitch Softball Association
|Boys and Girls Club of Rockford
|Sauk Rapids Rice Fastpitch Softball Association
||St. Cloud, MN
|Thunder Bay Girls Softball Association
||Thunder Bay, ONT
|Traverse City Little League
||Traverse City, MI
|Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley
|New London-Spicer Community Education
|Stratford Youth Baseball Organization
|Wisconsin Rapids Youth Sports Association
||Wisconsin Rapids, WI
The Northwoods League 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.