Arlington, Texas— The Texas Rangers and Globe Life announced the 2021 Globe Life Baseball and Softball Grant Program recipients.
More than $77,000 will be distributed to 14 nonprofit organizations across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas to support various projects. Grants can be used for equipment, construction projects, field renovations or other projects that help grow youth baseball and softball initiatives in that community.
“Through the Globe Life Grant Program, the Foundation has supported various softball and baseball programs across our five-state viewing territory, improving the game for thousands of kids,” said Karin Morris Senior VP of community impact and executive director of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. “In its tenth year, the program will have donated over $750,000 to more than 100 organizations helping countless communities in need.”
Organizations were asked to complete the grant application proposal describing how their youth baseball or softball program can benefit from funding. Grant recipients were selected based on need and the ability of the proposed program to improve youth baseball and softball programming in their local areas.
Bally Sports Southwest helped promote the grant program throughout the Rangers entire television territory.
As part of the naming rights partnership with the Rangers, Globe Life has made a substantial commitment to support youth baseball and softball programs in the Rangers five-state territory by joining the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation in the grant program.
In 2020, Globe Life and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation awarded 12 organizations in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas grants to support their baseball and softball programs, totaling $60,000.
The 2021 Globe Life Baseball and Softball Grant Program Recipients are:
Eastern Little League – Lacy Lakeview, Texas
Eastern Little League will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds to purchase a new scoreboard.
Carney High School – Carney, Okla.
Carney High School will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds to purchase new equipment.
Shawnee Family YMCA – Shawnee, Okla.
Shawnee Family YMCA will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds for field renovations.
Southside Hornets Athletic Association – Fort Worth, Texas
Southside Hornets Athletic Association will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds for baseball programming.
Fordyce Youth Baseball and Softball – Fordyce, Ark.
Fordyce Youth Baseball and Softball will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds for field renovations.
Stonewall County Youth Sport Association – Aspermont, Texas
Stonewall County Youth Sports Association will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds for field renovations.
O'Donnell Schools – O’Donnell, Texas
O’Donnell Schools will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds for field enhancements and to purchase equipment.
Odessa Family YMCA – Odessa, Texas
Odessa Family YMCA will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds to implement a tee-ball program.
Dallas Youth Athletic Association – Dallas, Texas
Dallas Youth Athletic Association will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds to purchase equipment and perform field renovations.
Benbrook Athletic Booster Club – Benbrook, Texas
Benbrook Athletic Booster Club will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds to purchase an infield cover.
Miracle League of North Texas – Flower Mound, Texas
Miracle League of North Texas will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds for new field construction.
Collinsville Baseball – Collinsville, Okla.
Collinsville Baseball will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds for field light renovations.
Lubbock Southwest Little League – Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock Southwest Little League will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds to remodel dugouts.
Skyline High School – Dallas, Texas
Skyline High School will use the Globe Life Grant Program funds to purchase new equipment.
ABOUT THE TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL FOUNDATION
Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has invested more than $50 million in our community and is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need. The Foundation provides funding for children, the military and first responders and their families, educational, health and athletic programming and partnerships. Signature programs include the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota, the 2018 Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence Award-winning Richard Greene Scholars and the new Charley Pride Fellows program. Faced with ever-increasing need in our communities, we are providing more financial support than ever to our neighbors in need through the support of partner organizations and emergency relief organizations.
ABOUT GLOBE LIFE
Globe Life (NYSE: GL) is headquartered in McKinney, TX and has more than 14,000 insurance agents and 3,000 corporate employees. With a mission to Make Tomorrow Better, Globe Life is the top volume issuer of ordinary individual life insurance policies in the U.S. (as reported by S&P Global Market Intelligence) and has more life insurance policyholders than any other insurance company (excluding reinsurance companies). Globe Life’s insurance subsidiaries include American Income Life, Family Heritage Life, Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company, Liberty National Life, and United American. More information is available at GlobeLifeInsurance.com.