Grants & Donations

The OGSA is a non-profit organization that is run by dedicated volunteer parents, coaches and community members. As a non-profit, we rely heavily on the support from local sponsors and grants in order to deliver competitive softball programs for girls aged 4 to 22.

Each year, registration fees are set to cover the costs of diamond rentals, field equipment, umpiring and program administration. Fees are kept as low as possible to make our programs accessible by the majority of residents. However, sponsorships, donations and grants are always needed in order to invest in building and maintaining high-quality facilities for players, and for offsetting external programming costs.

How You Can Help

Sponsorships

Local businesses and organizations can sponsor our teams to help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment and facilities. In return, we provide you with season-long promotion and recognition.

Interested in finding out about sponsorship options? The 2014 Sponsorship form will be coming out soon. In the meantime, please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com.

Grants

The OGSA is always looking for grants to help support our programs of athletics and physical activity, to strengthen the sport of softball in our community through training, and to enhance the quality of our service and programs.

For example, we are currently looking for a grant to help us fund the development of certified female coaches. Our goal is to provide training for up to 10 female coaches in the [NCCP] National Coaching Certification program community stream, in order to increase the number of female mentors and certified female coaches in the league, while promoting leadership opportunities and motivation for our young female athletes. Young female players respond and develop better when trained by female role-models who are past players themselves.

The development of certified female coaches is central to our program of providing young girls with the opportunity to properly learn softball skills, in a team environment, while also learning about respect for themselves and others, and sportsmanship. Providing free NCCP-certified training for female coaches would allow for easier recruiting of female coaches and would lead to better skills development in our players.

Female coaches who want to participate in this program can register here.

If you have grants opportunities, we would be happy to speak with you further about how to apply. Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com.

Donations

Donations from parents, friends and businesses go directly to helping us build new or improved facilities for our players, increase opportunities for participation in softball, develop new programs and increase access to our existing programs for all girls.

We are currently working on several facility projects that we would be happy to discuss with you, and your donation would allow us to provide these new facilities sooner, and show how Oakville remains a top softball league for all players.

For more information, please email us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com.