The money will go to equipment. Now the league will be able to buy gloves for everyplayer.
"Our mission is to get more kids playing baseball and softball and hopefully they'll stay baseball fans for theirlifetime," says Bradley.
The fund was formed by Major League Baseball and the Player's Association.
"We'll be able to buy nice catcher's gear, nice baseball bats for the youngster, so with this grant, you know, I'll belike a kid in a toystore at Christmas time," says Herb Sellers of the Bull City BaseballAssociation.
It does not cost any money to play youth baseball in Durham. The baseball rostersare full for this season, but soccerleague signups are coming up this summer.
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