The application deadline has passed for the 2023 grant

Rox Seek Applications for $2,000 Youth Softball Equipment Grant

The St. Cloud Rox are excited to announce the organization is accepting applications for the Share the Glove Youth Softball 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. This spring a youth softball team in Central Minnesota will be receiving more than $2,000 worth of softball equipment as part of the 2023 “Share the Glove” Youth Equipment Grant Program! Entering its sixth year of the Share the Glove initiative, the Northwoods League Foundation has awarded more than $220,000 in baseball and softball equipment to youth organizations.

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 $45,000 in youth baseball and softball equipment through 23 Share the Glove grants to be awarded this Spring. Each grant, with an approximate retail value of over $2,000 will include a set of catcher’s gear, ten gloves, eight batting helmets, eight bats, and one bucket of practice balls.

The deadline to apply for the grant is April 30th.

What is the grant?

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

  • (1) Set 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
  • (8) 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 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 April 30th. The Northwoods League Foundation will make the final determination on the awarding of grants. Grant recipients will be notified by the St. Cloud Rox.