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GRANT RECIPIENTS

2019

Dorchester County, Maryland - Cambridge, MD

The Recreation and Parks Department for Dorchester County, Maryland maintains 11 baseball and softball fields for T-ball, the Cambridge Little League, the Tri-City Little League and American Legion leagues and tournaments. The county's only multi-field complex is the Hurlock Complex, which includes four fields. A BTF grant will provide funding to install Musco Lighting, Inc. equipment on the girls' softball field, the county's only girls' softball field.

Douglass Little League - Indianapolis, IN

Douglass Little League in Indianapolis, Indiana, provides baseball and softball for 200 players in the inner city. The league utilizes two youth fields at Oscar Charleston Park and a regulation field at Wes Montgomery Park. A BTF grant will allow the league to renovate the playing surfaces on two youth fields at Oscar Charleston Park to address player safety concerns and ongoing maintenance.

Henderson Boys Baseball Association - Henderson, TX

The Henderson Boys Baseball Association in Henderson, Texas, is a recreational league serving 400 players. The league operates a four-field complex that serves the region. To address player safety concerns and to maintain field availability, a BTF grant will provide funding to replace existing field lighting with Musco Lighting, Inc. equipment.

Natasha Watley Foundation - Los Angeles, CA 

The Natasha Watley Foundation (NWF) was founded in 2009 by the two-time Olympian and three-time World Champion softball player. NWF provides resources and programming for 465 girls in underserved communities in Los Angeles. NWF also created professional development opportunities for aspiring coaches, including a leadership curriculum to teach girls how to become mentors. A BTF grant will allow NWF to develop an online platform and printed manuals to allow in-house coaches training.

Power Cross - Statesville, NC

Power Cross is a faith-based nonprofit in Statesville, North Carolina, that provides an inner-city baseball league in Rowan and Iredell Counties. The league is free-of-charge to participants. In 2018, Power Cross served approximately 325 youths. A BTF grant will provide funding for an additional 100 sets of all essential baseball equipment and uniform items to support program expansion into Hickory.

Tazewell County Public Schools - Richlands, VA

Tazewell County Public Schools (TCPS) serves 6,100 students, PK-12, in western rural Virginia. TCPS partners with the local youth league and community college to promote and introduce the game to young players. To better accommodate school and community teams, a BTF grant will provide funding for the installation of Musco Lighting, Inc. equipment on Rhonda Blevins Field, the Richlands High School softball field.

The Miracle League of the Triangle - Raleigh-Durham, NC

The Miracle League of the Triangle in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, region played its first games in 2006. The league serves 500 players with special needs, offering two eight-week seasons a year. To accommodate its growing program, the league is constructing the Durham Bulls Miracle League Park in conjunction with the Durham Bulls and Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. A BTF grant will provide funding for fencing, lighting and a scoreboard.

Weirton Baseball Association - Weirton, WV

The Weirton Baseball Association in Weirton, West Virginia, offers the only youth baseball and softball program in the community, serving 325 players. The league owns a five-field complex. To allow the league to operate at its current level of field availability, a BTF grant will provide funding for the renovation of two fields to address drainage problems.


The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative of Major League Baseball & the Major League Baseball Players Association