Rox Share the Glove Winner Announced

Rox Share the Glove Winner Announced Click to Enlarge Photo: Pixabay

(KNSI) - A Stearns County youth softball organization will get some fresh gear for their team.

The St. Cloud Rox and the Northwoods League Foundation Share the Glove winner is Freeport Community Care.

The Share the Glove youth equipment grant, gives them group a collection of Rawlings softball equipment, including two sets of catcher’s gear, ten gloves, eight batting helmets, six bats and one bucket of practice balls worth $2,500.

The Share the Glove initiative was developed to encourage participation in youth baseball and softball throughout the Northwoods League's communities and was introduced in 2018 as part of the League’s 25th Season Celebration.

Last year’s winner was the Miracle League of Central Minnesota, based in St. Cloud.

“The Share the Glove program struck a powerful chord last year, impacting thousands of kids across the region” said Gary Hoover, Northwoods League Foundation Secretary. “Youth sports participation plays an important role in developing character and strong communities, and we are proud to once again support local organizations that promote these activities.”

The Rox will open their eighth season of Northwoods League baseball in 2019.

The Rox home opener is Saturday, June 1 at 7:05 p.m., featuring post-game fireworks presented by Coborn’s.