Fun in the Sun
Get your youngster involved in something that gets them out into the sunshine. Little League builds camaraderie, confidence, and physical skills while getting the whole family involved. Your Local South Florida Honda Dealers in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami/Dade Counties want to help. We’re proud to announce that Honda has been a sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball for over 20 years.
We know how much support you give the players by taking them on rides to games, washing their uniforms, and cheering for them on from the sidelines. Honda can help minimize the costs of your program. In the past, the brand has provided such resources as training for coaches, support for tournament costs, fundraising opportunities and knowledge, and assistance with operations, nutrition, and safety.
You can get a taste of what is in store by visiting the Honda Home Team Hangout that is set up during the Little League Baseball® World Series every August. Be sure to bring the kids by for some great activities and the chance to win prizes. If you’re hanging out at a hotel, you can take a Honda shuttle to the festivities.
Applying for Support
For the past 20 years, the American Honda Little League Grant Program has donated over $1.4 million so that local leagues like yours can buy equipment, renovate playing fields, and even rebuild facilities destroyed by natural disasters. If interested in applying for a grant, your league must be a chartered member in good standing of Little League International.
Applications are accepted from November 1 through March 31, so you have plenty of time to prepare. Grants will be awarded from September 1st to October 31st. You will need to provide the following documentation, which helps Honda gets a handle on what you need:
An itemized budget for your project with quotes from official vendors or contractors. This ensures that your expectations are realistic and can be fulfilled.
Current pictures of the planned project. For example, if you’re planning to renovate a field, the photos can show the location in its current state with close-ups of areas that need improvement. This gives Honda a handle on the scope of your plans.
If you intend to use the grant for a bigger capital fund, please provide details on how the funds contribute to your overall project and what other fundraising your league wants to do.
What to Expect
If your league receives a grant, it may be asked to do the following:
- Confirm in writing or online that you have received the funds within 15 days of receipt.
- Install permanent signs at your facility or field that recognizes Honda’s support.
- Deliver a final report, complete with photos, detailing how the funds are being used and how they affected your league.
- Attend a press event at one of your Local South Florida Honda Dealers.
- Provide photos of all the above activities and the improved facility.
You’ll find the grant application here starting November 1st.