Major League Baseball, players award grant to Gonzales

Staff reports

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund announced the awarding of third quarter grants totaling more than $215,000 to six communities across the country, including Gonzales.

Household of Faith Church Inc. received the grant.

Gary, Indiana; Miami, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Portland, Maine; and Reidsville, Georgia were also included.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a program formed by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, promotes the growth of youth baseball and softball throughout the world by awarding grants to support field renovation and construction projects, equipment and uniform purchases, coaches training material and other selected program expenses.

For Household of Faith, the grant will provide funding to construct a new softball field and to develop the existing practice field into a regulation baseball field for use by local high school teams, the newly-created middle school teams and local travel teams.

The Household of Faith Church operates four schools in the area serving children from early education through high school in Ascension Parish.

Since its formation in 1999, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund has awarded more than 480 grants totaling more than $18 million to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

About 214,009 youth players have benefited from programs and facilities supported by the Fund.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund receives about 500 applications each year and awards grants on a quarterly basis after a selective review process.

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