Minute Maid Grand Slam for Youth Baseball's youth outreach is centered in the following initiatives:
- Scholarships -
In 2005, MMGSFYB announced a scholarship program to assist greater Houston-area high school senior boys and girls with first-year college expenses. Since the scholarship program inception, Minute Maid Grand Slam For Youth Baseball has awarded more than 260 scholarships and grants totally $700,000. More than 100 of these scholarship and grant recipients were first-generation college students. Beginning in 2017, the Minute Maid Grand Slam For Youth Baseball Scholarship committee will award 25 - $5,000 scholarships.
- City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department's FREE Youth Baseball Program -
For more than 14 years, Minute Maid Grand Slam for Youth Baseball has sponsored the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department's youth baseball, softball and tball program for youth ages 4-18. MMGSFYB provides all tshirts, caps, equipment, instruction, clinics run by the Astros Foundation staff, Astros' current players and alumni along with marketing materials promoting the program. This free baseball and softball program is the only such program in the City of Houston and has been praised by city and state officials, and impacts more the 6,500 youngsters a year. Participants and their families also receive free tickets to Astros homes games providing many with the first-time experience of attending a professional sports game.
- Fundraising -
MMGSFYB offers a unique fundraising opportunity to help qualified 501(c)(3) youth baseball/softball teams and leagues earn money for baseball/softball-related expenses by applying for a Minute Maid Product Grant. Qualifying teams and leagues could earn a minimum of $1,000 through this opportunity. Since 2002, MMGSFYB has generated more than $200,000 for Houston-area teams and leagues.
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