After a long-term battle with cancer, Milwaukee Brewers Head Groundskeeper Gary Vanden Berg passed away on Monday, October 10. Gary was a part of the grounds crew for over 30 years and served as the club’s director for over 20 years. The Brewers honored Gary memory by wearing a “GV” uniform patch for the duration of their season.
In honor of Gary, donations can be made to the following charities:
Gary VandenBerg Internship Grant Program
The SAFE Foundation, which is the Sports Turf Managers Association’s 501(c)3 charity, is funding the Gary VandenBerg Internship Grant. This grant honors Gary VandenBerg, CSFM, for his contributions to the industry in promoting internships in Major League Baseball. Donations by check or credit card may be made to payable to the SAFE Foundation, c/o the Sports Turf Managers Association, 805 New Hampshire, Ste. E, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please indicate that you would like the donation to be used for the Gary VandenBerg Internship Grant Program. The SAFE Foundation Federal Tax ID Number is 47-0839745; SAFE is a charitable 501(c) (3) corporation. A donation receipt will be provided with the above tax deductibility information. (http://www.stma.org/aboutus/safe/)
An international Christian relief and evangelism organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease. (www.samaritanspurse.org)
BTF is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity available to organizations in need of professional grant writing services. BTF grants for Grant Writing Service will be awarded to organizations in pursuit of grants to fund youth baseball/softball programs and facilities.
Beginning November 1, applications will be accepted for grant writing service up to $5,000. No letter of inquiry required.
Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2011 – March 1, 2012. Grant awards to be announced in April 2012.
For more information and to apply, please click here.