Bucks Partner with Northwoods League Foundation for “Share the Glove” Initiative
Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have teamed up with the Northwoods League Foundation to provide $2,500 of value in softball equipment to an area youth softball team. The Foundation’s grant, which is part of the “Share the Glove” initiative, is one of 22 grants in each NWL community.
The Northwoods League Foundation is donating $55,000 in youth Rawlings baseball and softball equipment in 2019 this Spring. Each grant will include two sets of catcher’s gear, ten gloves, eight batting helmets, six bats, and one bucket of practice balls. Eleven baseball grants eleven softball grants will be awarded in total.
Organizations must meet applicable criteria related to IRS 501(c)(3) guidelines in order to apply for the grant. The Waterloo Bucks are taking applications for the grant until April 12th. The team or organization who is selected to receive the grant will be notified after April 29th. The Bucks will then coordinate to present the recipients on the field during the Northwoods League All-Star Game this summer.
The “Share the Glove” Grant Application may be found at the bottom of this page or you can Download the Share the Glove Grant Application by clicking here. Grant applications may be returned to Bucks general manager Dan Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org by the April 12th deadline.
“We were thrilled at the community response to this initiative last season,” said Gary Hoover, Northwoods League Foundation Secretary. “Share the Glove embodies not only the mission of the Northwoods League Foundation, but the spirit of the League and its Affiliates. We look forward to further inspiring participation in, and a love for, the games of baseball and softball throughout our communities.”
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.
All Bucks home games are played at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium which will host the 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game. The ballpark welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. Team ownership has invested more than $300,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, kids zone inflatables, and concessions equipment. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 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 (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.