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Share the Glove: Stingers Seek Applications for $2,500 Softball Grant

March 15, 2019 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Willmar Stingers News Release

Willmar, Minn. - The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce that the organization will be accepting applications for a grant, courtesy of the Northwoods League Foundation's program entitled "Share the Glove".

The Northwoods League 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.

Share the Glove was introduced in 2018 as part of the Northwoods League's 25th Season Celebration. "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."

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. Willmar has been chosen to award one of the softball grants for the 2019 season.

Who is eligible to receive the 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 Stingers organization will be accepting grant applications from organizations within our community. To download an application, click here: Share the Glove Grant Application. Grant recipients will be notified in mid-May, ahead of the Stingers Home Opener scheduled for May 29th. The application deadline is April 15th. Completed applications can be sent to Stingers GM Nick McCallum via email at nick@willmarstingers.com.

For more details, please visit northwoodsleague.com/share-the-glove.

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.

If you would like more information on tickets for the 2019 season, or more information regarding this press release, please contact the Willmar Stingers front office at 320-222-2010 or visit www.willmarstingers.com.

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