WAUSAU – The Wausau Woodchucks have begun to accept applications for its Share the Glove grant, courtesy Northwoods League Foundation. The program was first introduced in 2018 as part of the Northwoods League’s 25th season celebration.
In support of its mission to transform a shared passion for baseball into positive change, the Foundation will award 25 equipment grants to youth baseball and softball organizations throughout communities with a Northwoods League Affiliate. The Woodchucks will award a youth softball equipment grant this year.
The grant awards a standardized set of Rawlings softball equipment, sized for youth ages 9-12, and includes one set of catcher’s gear (helmet, chest protector, shin guards, mitt), eight batting helmets, 10 fielding gloves (8 RH, 2 LH), one bucket of practice softballs, six bats (27 inches – 30 inches).
The following criteria must be met 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 softball within a community that is served by a Northwoods League affiliate.
To apply for the grant, click this link. Applications are due April 29. The recipient will be notified in May prior to the start of the Woodchucks 2022 Season.
The Woodchucks 29th season starts May 30 on the road.