I was watching an interview on David Letterman recently with Bill O’Reilly where these two rather old men, both with 9-year-old boys, started to geek out while discussing the sport of tee ball. Both of their sons had been of the age where kids learn the fundamentals of the American pastime of baseball by simply hitting a ball off a tee. And this got me thinking about whether there was in fact any grant whatsoever that actually supported the sport of tee ball. Guess what? There actually is. While I was only able to find one program that does in fact do so, I was rather fascinated by the fact that this grant actually exists. For those unfamiliar with it, Tee Ball is a division of Little League designed for youth starting at around the age of 4 to 6 before they go on to coach pitch or normal Little League play. Here is some information on the tee ball grant program that supports the sport.
Tiny Twins T-Ball Grant Program
The Tiny Twins T-Ball Grant is offered by the Minnesota Twins major league team through their very own community foundation. And these grants support local tee ball programs with grants that range in size from $2,000 to $5,000. The program exists to expose youth to baseball and softball at a very young age while stressing the importance of physical fitness. This Tiny Twins Grant is offered to programs operating not only in the Upper Midwest but also within Southwest Florida where the team conducts its annual spring training. The grant is available to both non-profit organizations and government agencies that operate tee ball programs. Applications are accepted annually and are due no later than March 18. If you have any questions whatsoever about how your group can apply for this rather unique tee ball grant, just contact Stephanie Johnson by calling the Minnesota Twins organization. Dial 612-659-3505 or send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.