GLOBE LIFE AND TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL FOUNDATION AWARD GRANTS
TO 10 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SUPPORT
OF YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball grants will be presented during ceremony prior to tonight’s game
Arlington, Texas – Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation today announced it has awarded grants to 10 non-profit organizations in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana to support youth baseball and softball programs.
The Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball grants will be presented during a pre-game ceremony prior to tonight’s game with the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation instituted the Grant Program to 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 12 baseball fields 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 and an additional 11 were presented in both 2013 and 2014.
In February 2014, the Texas Rangers and Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company 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.
Based in McKinney, Texas, Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company has been serving the life insurance needs of American families since 1951. Globe Life has 3.9 million policyholders and more than $60 billion dollars of life 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 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 2015 Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation grant recipients:
- Beekman Alumni and Friends, Inc., Bastrop, LA
Funds will be used for adding lights to softball fields.
- Chamber Baseball, Inc., Dallas, TX
Funds will be used to improve baseball fields at Jamestown and Churchill Park.
- DeLeon Sports Association, DeLeon, TX
Funds will be used to replace damaged scoreboards.
- Fossil Creek Little League, Keller, TX
Funds will be used for development of Northwest Community Park athletic complex.
- May (TX) Independent School District
Funds will be used to improve existing dugouts and add a softball field scoreboard.
- Miracle League of East Texas, Longview, TX
Funds will be used for the construction of a Miracle League Field.
- Miracle League of Garland County, Hot Springs, AR
Funds will be used to install a scoreboard.
- Polytechnic High School Baseball, Fort Worth, TX
Funds will be used to purchase new batting cage nets and screens.
- Red Oak (TX) Baseball and Softball Association
Funds will be used for catching equipment and bases for six fields.
- San Antonio 5Diamonds Little League, San Antonio, TX
Funds will be used to build a roof over four batting cages and to add electricity for lights.
About Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need within our community and provides funding for youth in crisis, youth health initiatives, youth baseball programs, and youth education. Celebrating its 24th year, the Foundation has given back more than $13 million to help children in need.
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