Dept of SD Veterans of Foreign Wars Announces First Ever Youth Baseball Grant Results

Dell Rapids Baseball Association Receives Grant Dollars from SD VFW

SDVFWBaseballLogoSioux Falls (May 4, 2018) – Department of SD VFW Baseball Chairman, Danny Frisby-Griffin, released the results of the program’s first Youth Baseball Grant Results. Drawing upon the initial set-aside funds and a generous donation from the Frisby-Griffin family, VFW Baseball was able to provide a total of $2500 divided among the following three grant applications: Selby Teeners, Dell Rapids Baseball Association and Webster Youth Baseball Association.

The new grant program was created to help ensure youth across South Dakota have an opportunity to participate in baseball. In addition to the grant program, the Department of SD VFW Baseball also created a Youth Baseball Community of the Year Award (monetary) and established a Veterans Program Donation process to allow VFW Baseball to donate to various VFW Veterans programs and initiatives.

Webster Youth Baseball Association plan on utilizing their funding to build a batting cage for the 8U, 10U and 12U baseball teams as well as their youth softball teams. Dell Rapids Baseball Association are also utilizing their grant to add an outdoor batting cage serving over 200 players. Selby Teeners are purchasing new uniforms in addition to other equipment required to provide play safe youth baseball.

“This is an awesome opportunity for the Department of SD VFW Baseball program to give back to the future leaders of our nation,“ said Frisby-Griffin. “And who knows, there may be a future major league player out there that just needed a bit of support to keep playing.”

ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization.
Founded in 1899, the congressionally-chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.VFW.org or www.sdvfw.org.

CONTACT: Danny Frisby-Griffin, 402.332.7423, danny.frisby-griffin@outlook.com

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