The Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation will be accepting funding requests from registered children’s charities November 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017, for monies generated during the 2017 American Association season.
Funds raised during the 2017 season are available to registered children’s charities within Manitoba. All requests must be submitted using the funding request form that follows and should include the nature of the organization, the specific amount being requested and what the funds will be used for.
Since it’s inception in 1995, the foundation has raised nearly $2 million for children’s charities in Manitoba through a number of sources, most notably the annual Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation Golf Tournament. Other revenue generators include fan donations, the Fillmore Riley LLP Ks for Kids promotion, the TCBY Radar Pitching Booth, memorabilia auctions and the sale of 50/50 tickets at Shaw Park during home games.
According to the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation by-laws, funding is based on the following criteria:
- The charity must have a registered charitable number (15 digit number).
- The charity must be within Manitoba.
- The recipients of the funds must be Manitoba residents.
- The recipients of the funds requested must be under the age of 18.
If you are an individual requesting funding, you must do so through a registered charitable organization that meets the Foundation’s criteria. The Foundation cannot give funding to individuals.
Historically, the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation has not funded:
- day cares and their programs
- schools and their programs
- food programs
- pay-for-use enterprises
- general and capital expenditures
- playground structures or improvements
All decisions on funding are made by the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation, at its sole discretion.
Field of Dreams Events:
Field of Dreams Golf Tournament
Stay tuned for a date for our 2018 Golf Tournament date
Ks for Kids, sponsored by Fillmore Riley LLP
All you have to do to take part in Ks For Kids is to pledge an amount that you will donate towards the Field of Dreams Foundation every time a Goldeyes pitcher gets a strikeout at home during the season.
Baseball Manitoba Scholarships
These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to members of Baseball Manitoba who are continuing with post-secondary education and will be maintaining their involvement in the baseball community. Scholarships will be awarded based on an individual’s baseball ability, academics and service to their community.