Rox Seek Applications for “Share the Glove” $2,500 Youth Softball Equipment Grant


The St. Cloud Rox are excited to announce the organization is accepting applications for the “Share the Glove” Youth Equipment Grant Program in conjunction with the Northwoods League Foundation. The “Share the Glove” program provides youth baseball and softball equipment annually in every Northwoods League market.

The Northwoods League Foundation is a charitable organization that serves as a vehicle to transform a shared passion for baseball and softball into positive change and support for communities. The Foundation will be awarding more than $55,000 in youth baseball and softball equipment through 22 Share the Glove grants to be awarded this Spring. Each grant, with an approximate retail value of $2,500, will include two sets of catcher’s gear, ten gloves, eight batting helmets, six bats and one bucket of practice balls.

In 2019, a youth softball team in Central Minnesota will be receiving a $2,500 equipment grant as part of the “Share the Glove” Youth Equipment Grant Program. The deadline to apply for the grant is Wednesday, April 10.


What is the grant?

The grant is a standardized set of Rawlings equipment, sized for youth ages 9-12. In 2019, it will include:


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



Who is eligible to receive the softball grant?

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.


How will grant applications be accepted and awarded?

The St. Cloud Rox will be accepting grant applications from youth softball organizations (ages 9-12) within Central Minnesota until Wednesday, April 10.  The Northwoods League Foundation will make the final determination on the awarding of grants. Grant recipients will be notified by the St. Cloud Rox.



To apply for the St. Cloud Rox Share the Glove youth softball grant, you can fill out the application form here or download a printable version here.