Baseball MLB Charities to Open 2016 Coaches Competition

Grants_ImagePrivate Funders: Partnership at and Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities; Opportunity: 2016 Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards; Funding Focus: Youth, recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Youth sport coaches, student athletes; Funding: Two awards, each winner will receive a trip for two to New York City, a $500 cash card; Deadline: TBA, the 2015 competition is to open later this year; last year’s deadline was Nov. 6.

Summary: Awards recognize inspiring youth leadership.┬áNominees must demonstrate their commitment to fair, drug-free play and an overall healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the judges will evaluate the nominee’s commitment to leadership, sportsmanship and encouragement of others on and off the field. Nominees for the student athlete award must be between 13 and 18 years old and nominees for the youth coach award must coach teams of students who are between the ages of 13 to 18.


About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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