WACO, Texas, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation presented grants in the amount of $10,920 to the China Spring Youth Athletic Association of China Spring, TX and $5000 to the YMCA of Central Texas in Waco on Tuesday, January 27th. The presentations took place at the Doris Miler Family YMCA, 1020 Elm Street in Waco.
The China Spring Youth Athletic Association will use the funds towards replacing bleachers and providing lighting for one of its ballparks. The YMCA of Central Texas will use the funds toward the expansion of its t-ball and coach pitch programs.
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation instituted the Grant Program in 2012 as another means to promote the growth and development of youth baseball and softball. As part of its partnership with the Rangers, Globe Life is making a substantial commitment to support youth baseball and softball programs in the Rangers' five-state territory by joining with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation in the grant partnership program.
Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Executive Director Karin Morris, and the Rangers caravan participants, current Ranger and former Baylor pitcher Shawn Tolleson, and Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel, were on hand for Tuesday's presentations.
Globe Life's Vice President of Marketing Corey A. Jones said, "Life insurance is a selfless gift and our customers are selfless providers for their families. They inspire us as a company to put the needs of others first. That's why we are honored to be a part of the Globe Life Texas Rangers Grant Program. It gives us a chance to give back and practice that same selflessness."
Twelve grants were awarded and announced in September 2014. The checks for those grants are being presented at various stops on the Rangers' 2015 Winter Caravan.
Organizations were asked to complete a proposal describing how funding from the grant would allow them to give youth in their area the opportunity to play either baseball or softball. The winners were selected based on need and the ability of the proposed program to improve baseball programs in their local areas. FOX Sports Southwest helped to promote the grant program throughout the Rangers entire television territory.
In February 2014, Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers announced a 10-year agreement establishing Globe Life Park in Arlington as the new name for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Based in McKinney, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company has been serving the life insurance needs of American families since 1951. Globe Life has 3.9 million policyholders and more than $60 billion dollars of life insurance in force.
About Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company: Globe Life is the largest issuer of ordinary individual life insurance policies in the U.S. since 2003 (as reported by credit rating agency AM Best based on number of policies). Globe Life is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK), headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Torchmark's other insurance subsidiaries include American Income Life, Liberty National Life, United American, and Family Heritage Life. Visit www.GlobeLifePark.com for more information.
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