Published On: May 9th, 2018

FOND DU LAC, WI – As part of the Northwoods League’s 25th Season Celebration, the Northwoods League Foundation is awarding twenty (20) equipment grants, each with an approximate retail value of $2500, to youth baseball and softball organizations across the twenty (20) communities in which a Northwoods League Affiliate currently operates.  For the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders community, Fond du Lac Youth Fastpitch LLC has been selected to receive a Share the Glove equipment grant from the Northwoods League Foundation.

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

Softball Grant
(2) Sets of catcher’s gear (helmet, chest protector, shin guards, mitt)
(8) Batting helmets
(10) Fielding gloves (8 RH, 2 LH)
(1) Bucket of practice softballs
(6) Bats (27 in. – 30 in.)


“On behalf of the Fond du Lac Youth Fastpitch Board of Directors, we are thankful to have been selected to receive the Share the Glove Grant from the Northwoods League Foundation. Through this program, Fond du Lac Girls Fastpitch will be able to utilize the equipment received to further promote the sport of Fastpitch softball.” said Fond du Lac Youth Fastpitch Board Member, Gary Thorpe.  “Fond du Lac Youth Girls Fastpitch is dedicated to the principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, friendship, and leadership.  With continued community support from partners like the Dock Spiders, we can share the love of the game with our youth.”

Fond du Lac Youth Fastpitch will receive their equipment and be recognized on the field prior to the Dock Spiders home game on Wednesday, June 13th.

Single game tickets for the Dock Spiders upcoming 2018 season are now on sale. Ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale. Order yours today by calling the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at 920-907-9833 or by stopping by the Dock Spiders Front Office at 980 E Division St. Check out all of our ticket information any time of the day at

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit  or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.

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