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    Give and Win can raise money for softball

    An on-line lottery for sports teams, clubs and leagues called Give and Win has been set up by the Sport & Recreation Alliance, and softball and baseball are two of a small number of sports currently piloting the scheme.

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    BSF grants for development now available

    For many years, the BSF has maintained a programme of small Development Grants available to leagues, teams and sometimes individuals for projects that will aid in the development or promotion of the sport, and applications are invited.

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    GreaterSport and Decathlon support GB Slowpitch Team

    GreaterSport, the Greater Manchester Sports Partnership, has donated Decathlon vouchers to the value of £400 to the Great Britain Slowpitch Team after an approach by BSUK North West Coach Linni Mitchell.

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    Money available from Mars Milk Play Fund

    MARS Milk (“a Mars a day helps you work, rest and play”) is seeking to encourage people to play more sport with the launch of the MARS Milk Play Fund.

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    A real batting cage comes to Manchester

    The Manchester Outlaws Softball Club, which has three teams at different levels in the Manchester Softball League, has brought a proper commercial pitching machine to the North West and built a batting cage to go around it at the Hough End Social Club ground at Chorlton.

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    Women’s fastpitch is a hit in the East Midlands

    The second annual “Battle of the Shires” tournament will take place in Leicester on Sunday 6 October.  The inaugural event last year inspired the creation of a successful East Midlands Fastpitch League this season.

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    GB Under-19 player wins US college scholarship

    GB Under-19 Women’s Team outfielder Susie Hall has been awarded a scholarship to play college softball in the United States at Frank Phillips Community College in Texas.

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    Money from Mars for softball and baseball

    The Mars Refuel Drink Fund, set up to encourage people to try new sports and play their favourite sport for longer, will open for entries from April 2.  The fund has one gold (£1000), two silver (£500) and eight bronze (£250) awards to donate to the most deserving applicants every month for the next six months.

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