February 17, 2021

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.

In support of this mission, the Foundation launched its Share the Glove initiative in 2018 to support local youth sports through equipment grants.  For the 2021 season, the Foundation will be awarding thirty (30) equipment grants, each with an approximate retail value of more than $2000, to youth baseball and softball organizations across the twenty-two (22) communities in which a Northwoods League Affiliate currently operates.

What is the grant?
The grant is a standardized set of Rawlings equipment, sized for youth ages 9-12. There will be eleven (11) baseball grants and eleven (11) softball grants awarded. Each grant includes:

Baseball Grant: Fond du Lac, WI; Green Bay, WI; Kalamazoo, MI; Lakeshore, WI; Madison, WI; Traverse City, MI; Wausau, WI; Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Softball Grant: Bismarck, ND; Duluth, MN; Eau Claire, WI; Mankato, MN; St. Cloud, MN; Waterloo, IA; Willmar, MN.

Both Softball and Baseball Grant: Battle Creek, MI; Kenosha, WI; Kokomo, IN; La Crosse, WI; Rochester, MN; Rockford, IL; Thunder Bay, ONT;


*Canadian grant applicants must meet US and Canadian IRC Guidelines.



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