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The Leaside Baseball Financial Assistance Scholarship

The Leaside Baseball Association provides an opportunity for players in Leaside and the surrounding community to develop their skills and passion for baseball by offering a wide spectrum of quality baseball instruction and programming. To make this more feasible for youth who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sport, we are proud to offer a financial assistance program. Leaside Baseball is committed to an equitable baseball experience for all of our families.

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Overview

At designated times during the year, our Leaside Baseball Play Ball Financial Assistancew Scholarship Selection Committee will review applications and recommend to the Board to grant funding to support player fees associated with participation in the Leaside Baseball's Elite, Rep, Select, House League, Camp and Clinic programs.

The Leaside Baseball Board of Directors is committed to allocating funds to the program on an annual basis.

 

Application Process

Interested families may submit an application using the online form here.

Included in the form response should be an explanation of why the family seeking financial assistance as part of the program.

Note that all applications will be kept in strict confidence and will only be accessible by members of the Leaside Baseball Board of Directors and senior management.

Any inquires about the program can be directed to the Leaside Baseball Administrative Director at leasidebaseball@gmail.com.

 

Application Timing and Available Funds

Applications for the Leaside Baseball Financial Assistance Scholarship are due the following dates:

  • Fall Clinic: September 1st
  • Elite, Rep, Select, and Elite Teams: October 1st
  • House League: November 1st
  • Winter Clinic: December 1st
  • Spring Clinic: April 1st
  • Summer Camp: May 1st

Awards of $250 to $1,000 per player may be granted based on the following factors:

  1. The total number of applications received;
  2. The cost of the underlying program that the family is participating;
  3. The individual financial circumstances of the family;
  4. Other relevant circumstances related to the player and family's participation in Leaside Baseball programming.

Please note that while there may be many legitimate applications for financial assistance received, not necessarily all applicants shall be granted an award.  Additionally, the Leaside Baseball Association is under no obligation to deploy all or any of its budgeted funds for the program in a given year.

Awards are made within 60 days of the application deadline.  If an award is made, the family shall received a rebate in the amount already paid to Leaside Baseball or their team using the same means that the original payment was made.

 

Other Leaside Baseball Financials Assistance Programs

Applicants will be notified of the Used Equipment Sale and offered the opportunity to select from items not sold, prior to them being donated outside of the community.