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Published On: February 25th, 2020

Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks along with the Northwoods League Foundation are excited to announce the return of the Share the Glove program and grant for 2020. The Chinooks will be awarding a $2,500 equipment grant to a local youth softball organization. The Northwoods League Foundation will be awarding more than $55,000 in youth baseball and softball equipment through 22 Share the Glove grants over the course of the spring.

Organizations must meet applicable criteria related to IRS 501(c)(3) guidelines and the Northwoods League Foundation’s mission.

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

  • 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)
  • Organization is not an individual, for-profit business, political, or religious organization
  • Organization provides opportunities for kids ages 9-12 to play baseball or softball within a community that is served by a Northwoods League affiliate

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

  • (1) Sets of Catcher’s Gear
  • (8) Batting Helmets
  • (10) Fielding Gloves
  • (1) Bucket of Practice Baseballs

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.

“Hopefully, all of us can fondly reflect about a time in our childhood playing ball and how fun it was, never fully realizing at the time how much it also positively shaped our character,” said Northwoods League Foundation Secretary Gary Hoover. “The Northwoods League Foundation’s Share the Glove initiative directly speaks to making those same memories for children in the communities where the Northwoods League plays.  It is a joy to make these grants possible.”

To apply for the Share the Glove grant, either fill out the form below or print off the application returning it by mail to 983 Badger Circle Grafton, WI 53024 or by emailing

Share the Grant Application

Share the Glove

Please fill out completely to be considered for a recipient of Share The Glove Grant Program. Thank You.

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