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Baseball Tomorrow Fund Awards Grants to Local Little Leagues

In support of the ongoing commitment from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to increase youth participation in baseball, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund has awarded grants to these two Little League organizations:
  • Indiana Little League - Indiana, Pa. (field lighting, $48,400)
  • Sebaco Valley Little League – Sebaco, Nicaragua (equipment and uniforms)

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is designed to promote and enhance the growth of baseball throughout the world by funding programs, field improvements and equipment purchases to encourage and maintain youth participation in baseball and softball. Since its inception in 1999, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $9 million benefiting nearly 109,000 youth participating in more than 180 youth baseball and softball programs across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nicaragua, and Europe. For more information visit www.baseballtomorrowfund.com.

Last year, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and Musco Sports Lighting reached an agreement to offer free lighting consultations and discounted lighting equipment for field construction/renovation projects to organizations funded by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. This agreement provides Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant recipients with free consultation services and significant discounts on Musco projects.

Little League International has been the recipient of grants from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund as well. Click here for a recent story and see how other local Little Leagues might receive a grant.

Last year, the following Little League programs received grants from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund:

  • Bayonne (N.J.) Little League received $50,000 to add a set of lights from Musco Sports Lighting and a new backstop to its Major Division field.
  • Dunmore (Pa.) Little League received more than $31,000 for a set of field lights.
  • Greenwood Little League of Midland, Texas, received more than $29,000 for new field construction.
  • Little League District 30 of Santa Ana, Calif., received more than $17,000 for equipment and uniforms.