Regan League gets Major League grant

June 20, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League was recently awarded a grant of almost $20,000 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), a joint initiative of Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association.

The grant will support efforts to expand participation in spring, summer and fall baseball and softball programming by providing funding for uniforms and equipment.

The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League is one of the largest youth sports programs in the City of Boston, with more than 850 youth players participating each year. The grant from BTF will allow the league to provide additional programming in the summer and fall, including travel opportunities, skills clinics, enhanced support for coaches, and new equipment. The end result will be an increase in the number of league participants and an improved experience for players and their families.

“The funds granted by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will allow us to reach out to even more young people, especially teenagers, to involve them in healthy and fun recreational activities,” said League President Harry Smith. “Thanks to BTF, we will be able to increase both participation and quality and ensure that the league remains affordable and accessible to all who want to play.”

“The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is pleased to assist the Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League in improving and expanding their programming through the purchase of equipment and uniforms,” said Cathy Bradley, Executive Director of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. “We are happy to assist the league in their efforts to grow the games of baseball and softball in Boston.”

The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League is still accepting in-kind and monetary contributions to help cover the cost of equipment, uniforms, umpire fees and other expenses in order to keep registration fees among the lowest in the City of Boston.  Those interested in donating to the project may contact Harry Smith at 617-983-1563.

From press materials