Community Foundation Grant Will Help Pay Registration Fees for Youth Sports Leagues

Watertown – The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) has announced the 2023 application for its Youth Sports Leagues Grants. These grants provide funding to eligible organizations to offer scholarship support to Watertown youth from kindergarten to high school. 

Examples of programs eligible for Youth Sports Leagues Grants include:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Football/Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey

WCF Youth Sports Leagues Grants will help pay for sports registration fees or equipment for student athletes who otherwise cannot afford to play.  “Many children cannot participate in organized sports due to the cost and some of the volunteer youth league coaches assume the added burden of paying player’s fees themselves.” said Mary Ann Mulligan, WCF Board Co-President. The goal is to help reduce financial barriers and allow more Watertown youth to participate in team sports. 

Eligible organizations may apply for grants for youth participation at any time during 2023. Applications will be accepted until March 3.

Information and the online application form are available on WCF’s website: Questions: [email protected]

About Watertown Community Foundation 

The Watertown Community Foundation works to build and sustain a vibrant, close-knit community in Watertown – now, and for future generations. To accomplish this, WCF raises funds from people and partner institutions, awards grants to non-profits and community projects, and builds networks of donors, grantees, program participants and stakeholders. Since its inception in 2003, WCF has awarded $ 2,900,000 in grants to programs and organizations serving Watertown. 

WCF Board of Directors: Lauren Coughlin Unsworth and Mary Ann Mulligan; Co-Presidents; Albrik Avanessian; Emily Barclay; Jennifer Davis; Eileen Hsu-Balzer; Heather Leary; Maria Panaggio-Phillips; Anthony Paolillo; Lora Sabin; Robert Shay; David Siegel; Felicia Sullivan; Elaina Themistos; and Donna Tuccinardi

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