2023 Share the Glove Equipment Grant

The Waterloo Bucks have teamed up with the Northwoods League Foundation to provide over $2,000 in Rawlings softball equipment to an area youth softball team. The Foundation’s grant, which is part of the “Share the Glove” initiative, is one of 23 grants to be awarded in each NWL community.

The Northwoods League Foundation is donating over $45,000 in youth Rawlings baseball and softball equipment this Spring. Each grant will include one set of catcher’s gear, ten fielding gloves, eight batting helmets, eight bats, and one bucket of practice balls. Eleven baseball grants and twelve softball grants will be awarded in total throughout the NWL’s footprint.

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

1. 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)

2. Organization is not an individual, for-profit business, political, or religious organization

3. Organization provides opportunities for kids ages 9-12 to play baseball or softball within or around the Cedar Valley

The Waterloo Bucks are taking applications for the grant until May 12th. The team or organization who is selected to receive the grant will be notified by June 9th. The Bucks will then coordinate to present the recipients on the field during a Bucks game this summer.

The “Share the Glove” Grant Application may be found below as an online application or as a downloadable pdf. Completed Grant Application pdfs may be returned to Bucks assistant general manager Jake Horan at jhoran@waterloobucks.com or via mail at PO Box 4124, Waterloo, IA 50704 by the May 12th deadline.

MISSION STATEMENT | 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.

“The Northwoods League is proud to partner with Rawlings and our affiliated teams once again on the Northwoods League Foundation’s Share the Glove grant, providing high-quality baseball and softball equipment to youth organizations across the region,” said Northwoods League Foundation President Ryan Voz. “As youth sports programs continue to navigate a challenging landscape, community support is more important than ever.”

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.


Share the Glove

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PDF | Share the Glove Grant Details

PDF | Share the Glove Grant Application

Please turn in all pdf applications to the Waterloo Bucks via ground mail or email:

Waterloo Bucks waterloobucks@waterloobucks.com
PO Box 4124
Waterloo, IA 50704