Liberty Mutual Insurance offers youth softball grants

April 05, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

Rocklin Girls Fastpitch Softball Among the Hundreds of Teams and Schools to Benefit from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Program

Boston – Liberty Mutual Insurance once again will help 15 youth sports teams and schools with much-needed funding through the spring 2012 Responsible Sports Community Grant program. Over the past five years, nearly 200 youth sports organizations and schools – including several community youth softball teams – have realized the tangible benefits of the Responsible Sports™ program by being able to upgrade facilities, purchase new uniforms or equipment, and lowering or waiving participation fees through the funds received as grant recipients.

Youth softball teams across the country have actively participated in the Responsible Sports Grant program. The Rocklin Girls Fastpitch Softball team from Rocklin, Ca., was a Spring 2011 grant winner, and used its $2,500 award to help offset registration fees to help players that otherwise may not have had funds to participate.

As our economic environment changes, we are continually searching for new ways to keep our league's registration fees to a minimum while providing the same quality of program to our youth athletes. We are grateful for companies like Liberty Mutual who continually place importance on the value that youth sport brings to a community and its residents.” said Tonya Lee Rocklin Softball League administrator.

Now through May 31, 2012, parents, coaches, and club and school officials can help their favorite youth sports organization earn a grant by rallying community members to complete an online course about Responsible Sport Parenting and Responsible Coaching at Each successfully completed quiz earns the organization a point; and the 15 organizations with the most points each will earn a $2,500 grant. Teams compete in small organization, large organization and school divisions.

For more information or to register your organization as a grant candidate, visit

About the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Program: The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program, created in partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance, the Amateur Softball Association, USA Hockey, US Youth Soccer, the American Youth Soccer Organization and USA Wrestling – provides resources for parents and coaches at to help children reap the full benefits of playing a team sport. The online community incorporates ask the expert forums, videos, and podcasts on youth sports topics that provide practical, real-world advice. Parents and coaches also can complete coursework that offers best practices for handling challenging sports scenarios.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance: "Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on A.M. Best Company's report of 2010 net written premium. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 82nd on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2010 revenue. The company has over 45,000 employees located in more than 900 offices throughout the world.

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