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Apply today: CPRA–Jays Care Foundation Initiative 

 Applications are open now for local governments* to participate in the CPRA–Jays Care Foundation Initiative. Your community can apply to Jays Care Foundation to receive free training and equipment to operate either Girls At Bat or Challenger Baseball. Click here to access the online application. 

This round of applications is for communities who are interested in offering a level 1 program. This program helps introduce the fundamentals of baseball or softball in a fun, engaging and inclusive way. It’s designed to be integrated into an existing program (camp, after-school program, mixed sport or drop in) or as a series of “try it” days. To be eligible, you must offer five hours of programming for each participant.  

Important details 

  • The application deadline is October 20, 2023. Click here for the online application. 
  • Programs must be completed by March 31, 2024. 
  • Pilot communities can offer either Girls At Bat or Challenger Baseball or both for a minimum of five programming hours per participant (level 1).  
  • There are two training modules: Supervisor (2 hours) and Program Leader (1.5 hours). All training is done online. There is limited funding available to offset the cost of training staff.  
  • Successful communities receive an equipment kit and a welcome kit with a program manual. 
  • The pilot is limited to 20 communities with up to five sites each. You do not have to offer the program in five sites to be eligible. You can offer it at one site or location. This will allow us to have more communities participate!  

Before you begin, read through this FAQ. It will help you get all the information together for your online application. If you have questions, you can email 

 *Local governments include municipalities, cities and towns, villages, regional districts, and Indigenous communities and governments. Other community groups are eligible to apply through the Community Partners stream (