Getting our young athletes back in the game has never been more important. That's why Fanatics has partnered with FlipGive to donate $25,000 to youth sports teams ready to make a comeback.
The Fanatics Return to Sport Matching Grant is available for new and existing FlipGive teams. All you have to do is apply online with your team's story and earn $100 before November 30, 2021 for a chance to receive $100.
My son has been playing on a travel baseball since he was 8 years old. His team has been working hard, playing, and practicing to build a team to play at Cooperstown during his 12U season. The boys have put in a lot of time and energy into the game. It is now the job of the parents to help them raise enough money to attend this expensive tournament. The grant will be used to help our boys make their baseball dreams come true!
Our 12U baseball team is fundraising to travel and enter a week-long tournament in Cooperstown, New York next year! Our kids have been looking forward to this since they were 7-8 years old and it has kept them motivated to continue practicing, even though there were no leagues, games or tournaments to actually play in. We are so excited to be back and to even think about traveling again! This grant will go towards buying matching team helmets!
Last year our kids seasons were cut short and not even close to a normal hockey experiance. There was no tournament fun. No gatherings of teammates and parents. No team building exercises that are so important to a hockey season. Kids lost out on a lot of memories and development. This year with things hopefully back to a little normal. We would love to be able to afford all those extra things again, like attending good quality tournaments to build friendships and great memories for the kids.
We are the Wildcats from Central Junior High School in East Peoria, IL, and we will spend the grant on new uniforms! We have had our current uniforms for around 8 years now. The school does not put us on the uniform rotation cycle like all the other sports so we have to fundraise any time we need new ones. This grant is greatly appreciated!
Our Chain Baseball program has been around since the 1980s, but has seen a slump in contributions made to them because of this pandemic. We began using FlipGive for our team last year to help fund our spring season. This grant will help us through our fall season.