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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.

Beaver Valley Black

Ellwood City, PA

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!

SVBL Cooperstown 2022

Simi Valley, CA

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!

Jr Bombers Peewee Black

Westfield, MA

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.

CJHS Wildcats

East Peoria, IL

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!

Chain Austin 13u

Springfield, GA

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.

Bison Baseball Cunningham 12U

Gilberts, IL

Our boys have been playing together since 9U and are fundraising for Cooperstown in 2022. We have dedicated coaches and parents who are local hero firefighters, police, paramedics and marines who are serving our community and country.  We'd love to be awarded grant money to ease the financial burden on these families and our team!  Go Bisons!

Mill Creek Warriors Basketball Club

Mill Creek, WA

We will use the money to help purchase basketballs for the Mill Creek Warriors basketball club. Our boys are at the age where they need to use official size basketballs, and as of right now, most of the balls we have are intermediate size. By purchasing new basketballs, we will help the boys continue to improve their skills properly.

Potomac Lady Patriots (12U Red)

Woodbridge, VA

In a club that only had co-ed teams, these girls came together as 8Us and have stuck together ever since. Not only are they a girls team, but a competitive team at that. This team has helped grow the game and now these girls are 1 of 4 all-girls teams in the club, paving the way for girls hockey!This grant money will impact the ability to keep expanding our footprint and keep these girls playing and growing the game.