Junior Twins Equipment Kits

Program Summary

The Junior Twins Equipment Kit program provides equipment kits to youth baseball and softball organizations in the Upper Midwest and Lee County, Florida. The intent of this program is to provide organizations new and safe equipment for their teams so that they can continue to keep registration costs low and provide a quality experience for all participants.

The Twins Community Fund and its grant programs are supported in part by Target, U.S. Bank, Treasure Island Resort and Casino, and Nike.

Program Details

Organizations will be able to select which available equipment kit they would like to receive. Organizations will be capped at a maximum of three kits in a calendar year.

Batting helmets and equipment bags will be Twins branded. Custom-branding is not available. Kits will also include face masks and hand sanitizer.

In recent months, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has been heavily impacted by manufacturer inventory, the supply chain, and transportation congestion. This has resulted in extended delays and increased materials costs. PIFBS has taken steps to limit these hurdles, but inventory will be limited in many areas throughout 2022 & 2023. Sizing and color could vary from the projection below. PIFBS is dedicated to providing a great experience and will deliver all equipment kits as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The following kits are available through this program:

Tee Ball Equipment Kit

  • 12 gloves, 10-10.5 inch (10 right handed, 2 left handed)
  • 1 tee
  • 2 t-ball bats
  • 2 dozen soft compression balls
  • 5 helmets
  • 1 equipment bag

8-10 Year-Old Baseball Equipment Kit

  • 12 gloves, 11 inch (10 right handed, 2 left handed)
  • 1 youth catcher's set (helmet, leg guards, chest protector, catcher's mitt)
  • 2 USA Baseball bat
  • 2 dozen Official League youth baseballs
  • 5 helmets
  • 1 equipment bag

8-10 Year-Old Softball Equipment Kit

  • 12 gloves, 11.5 inches (ten right handed, 2 left handed)
  • 1 youth catcher's set (helmet, leg guards, chest protector, catcher's mitt)
  • 2 softball bats
  • 2 dozen Official League 11 inch softballs
  • 5 helmets with masks
  • 1 equipment bag

11-12 Year-Old Baseball Equipment Kit

  • 12 gloves, 11.5 inch (10 right handed, 2 left handed)
  • 1 youth catcher's set (helmet, leg guards, chest protector, catcher's mitt)
  • 2 USA Baseball bat
  • 2 dozen Official League youth baseballs
  • 5 helmets
  • 1 equipment bag

11-12 Year-Old Softball Equipment Kit

  • 12 gloves, 12 inches (ten right handed, 2 left handed)
  • 1 youth catcher's set (helmet, leg guards, chest protector, catcher's mitt)
  • 2 softball bats
  • 2 dozen Official League 12 inch softballs
  • 5 helmets with masks
  • 1 equipment bag

Administration

Junior Twins applications will be reviewed by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, who will also work closely with grantee organizations to ensure that guidelines are followed and maintain all program records. Equipment kits will be fulfilled by Pitch in for Baseball and Softball.

Applications will be evaluated based on financial need, number of youth served, and application quality.

Eligibility

The program is open to any independent Upper Midwest or Lee County, Florida nonprofit organization, educational organization or local government unit that operates youth baseball and/or softball programs.

Organizations must also be governed by active boards and have sufficient revenue to operate their leagues.

Application Process/Schedule

Applicants must complete the online application and submit other required documents. Final grant determinations will be made by the Twins Community Fund Board of Directors.

Grant Cycle One:

  • Applications Due: March 4, 2022
  • Grants Awarded: March 28, 2022

Grant Cycle Two:

  • Applications Due: June 4, 2022
  • Grants Awarded: July 5, 2022

Grant Cycle Three (if funds remain):

  • Applications Due: September 2, 2022
  • Grants Awarded: September 30, 2022

To apply please email [email protected]. Applicants must complete the application and submit other required documents. Final grant determinations will be made by the Twins Community Fund Board of Directors.