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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, and Delta Air Lines.

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.

The following kits are available through this program:

Tee Ball Equipment Kit

  • 12 gloves, 10-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, 11.5 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

8-10 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

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.

Application Due Date:

March 9, 2020
June 1, 2020

Grant Notification Date:

April 3, 2020
July 3, 2020

If you have any questions about the Twins Junior Twins equipment grant program, contact Stephanie Johnson at 612-659-3505 or [email protected].