How to Apply for an Equipment Grant Batters Up USA® provides free baseball/softball equipment, primarily bats, balls, tee ball sets, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bases to local organizations to support the start up of new programs or to assist existing programs to grow. We serve boys and girls recreational programs up to age 13. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE PROGRAMS SERVING A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF YOUTH IN NEED such as inner-city and after-school programs. We have contributed to many such programs run by Parks Departments, Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s Police Athletic Leagues, independent local leagues, Little League, and the other organized youth baseball/softball organizations. We also support the American Baseball Federation Basic after-school reading/baseball program with equipment and reading materials. See our separate program description. Batters Up USA® will provide the safety type baseballs and softballs so that the games may be played without gloves and to minimize the risk of ball impact injuries. Equipment will be provided on an ‘as available’ basis; first come, first served.