Globe Life & Rangers Baseball Foundation award grants to 11 non-profits

Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation today announced it has awarded grants to 11 non-profit organizations in Texas and Louisiana to support youth baseball and softball programs.

August 17th, 2018

Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation today announced it has awarded grants to 11 non-profit organizations in Texas and Louisiana to support youth baseball and softball programs.

The Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball grants will be presented during a ceremony prior to the game today, Friday, August 17, against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation instituted the Grant Program in 2012 as another means to promote the growth and development of youth baseball and softball. Since its creation in 1992, the Rangers Foundation has constructed the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota along with 12 baseball fields in other communities and supported thousands of children playing for RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) and Miracle League programs. Seven grants were awarded in the first year of the program in 2012, an additional 11 were presented in both 2013 and 2014, 10 were given in both 2015 and 2016, and eight were distributed in 2017.

In February 2014, the Texas Rangers and Globe Life announced a 10-year agreement establishing Globe Life Park in Arlington as the new name for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. As part of the agreement with the Rangers, Globe Life is making a substantial commitment to support youth baseball and softball programs in the Rangers' five-state territory by joining with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation in the grant partnership program.

On August 24, 2017, the Rangers and Globe Life announced an extension of their naming rights partnership establishing Globe Life Field as the name for the team's new ballpark that will open in Arlington for the 2020 season. The extension of the Rangers-Globe Life partnership goes through 2048.

Over the past seven years, more than $550,000 has been distributed to more than 69 different organizations - impacting more than 60,000 kids and more than 50 different communities through the Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball Grant Program.

Based in McKinney, Texas, Globe Life has served the life insurance needs of American families since 1951. Globe Life has 4.2 million policyholders and more than $80 billion of insurance in force.

Organizations were asked to complete a proposal describing how funding from the grant would allow them to give youth in their area the opportunity to play either baseball or softball. The winners were selected based on need and the ability of the proposed program to improve baseball programs in their local areas. FOX Sports Southwest helped to promote the grant program throughout the Rangers entire television territory.

The 2018 Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation grant recipients includes:

El Paso Border Youth Athletic Association, El Paso, TX

Funds will be used for leagues and fall, spring, and summer programming.

Fort Worth Southwest High School Softball, Fort Worth, TX

Funds will be used to replace batting cage nets.

Frazier Revitalization, Dallas, TX

Funds will be used for skill development and competition for grades four through six in South Dallas.

Greenville High School, Greenville, TX

Funds will be used to build batting cages, cover current batting cages, and build a storage shed for field supplies.

Legacy Ranch, Gonzales, TX

Funds will be used to install a softball play area, including field generation, backstop, bases, bats, balls, and gloves.

Opelousas High School Baseball Team, Opelousas, LA

Funds will be used to build a batting cage and purchase a pitching machine.

Opelousas Senior High School, Opelousas, LA

Funds will be used to improve and elevate the softball program.

Paris Optimist Foundation, Paris, TX

Funds will be used to upgrade the dugouts for players with disabilities.

Sunray ISD, Sunray, TX

Funds will be used to begin a baseball program.

Texas Leadership Charter Academy- Arlington, Arlington, TX

Funds will be used to build batting cage and pitching/bullpen area.

Van Baseball and Softball Association, Van, TX

Funds will be used to replace backstop and add dugouts for the t-ball field. 

About Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has invested more than $30 million in our community to help children through support of programs including the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota, youth health and wellness programs like the just keep livin programs, educational programs including the Richard Greene Scholars program, and support of the military and first responders and their families

About Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company: Globe Life has served the life insurance needs of American families since 1951. Globe Life has 4.2 million policyholders and more than $80 billion of insurance in force. Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company, which employs nearly 3,000 people at its offices in McKinney, Oklahoma City, OK, and other corporate locations nationwide, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK), headquartered in McKinney. Torchmark's other insurance subsidiaries include American Income Life, Liberty National, United American, and Family Heritage Life. More information is available at www.GlobeLifeInsurance.com.