Up to $25,000 in scholarships
Ages 15 thru 19
Today, the Legion registers 72,000 youths annually with over 4,000 teams in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.
65 Percent of Major League Baseball Players are Legion Baseball Graduates.
American Legion Baseball is a national institution, having thrived through a world war, several national tragedies, and times of great prosperity as well as great despair.
The program promotes equality, making teammates out of young athletes regardless of their income levels or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been, and continues to be, a stepping stone to manhood for millions of young men who have gone on to serve their country or community, raise families or play the sport at the highest level.
Almost 72,000 youths, ages 15 to 19, participate annually. Since its inception, the league has had 10 million players, and nearly 60 percent of current college players are program graduates. The league annually awards a total of $25,000 - $500 for a player selected from each department based upon leadership, character, scholarship and financial need.
Recently, the Legion passed a resolution allowing corporate sponsorship, in the hope of creating more financial aid for college. Diamond Sports funds $25,000 in scholarships for the Legion Baseball Player of the Year and the eight regional players of the year. Eight players receive a $2,500 scholarship and the "Captain" of the All Academic Team receives $5,000.
How to participate
For further information, please contact your Post, District, or the Department Chair or contact Wendy McGinness, Program Director at (317) 630-1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.