The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) recently awarded $17,472 to the Central Omaha Legion Baseball Association. The NCAA and College World Series of Omaha, Inc.  previously awarded the same organization, the Central Omaha Legion Baseball Association, a grant in the amount of $9,500. The two grants will provide funding for new a new batting cage, which will help increase participation in the youth baseball and softball programs supported by the Central Omaha Legion Baseball Association. Programs include the Omaha Central High School spring and summer programs for inner city players, local Boys & Girls Club and Little League organizations.

"The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is pleased to support the continued growth of youth baseball and softball programs through the funding of a new batting cage," said Cathy Bradley, Executive Director of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. "We applaud the Central Omaha Legion Baseball Association's commitment to promoting the games of baseball and softball to Omaha's young people."

CWS Inc., is the non-profit local organizing committee for the annual NCAA Division I Men's College World Series. Its mission is to enlist wide-based community support from business, government, civic organizations and individuals to implement, promote, operate and host a successful CWS in Omaha in partnership with the NCAA. In 1972, CWS, Inc., started its charitable contributions program, which has donated more than $3.8 million to area baseball and softball programs.

"Our partnership with the NCAA has helped CWS, Inc., continue its long-standing tradition of community involvement," said CWS, Inc., Chairman, Jack Diesing, Jr. "CWS, Inc., is dedicated to organizations that use amateur athletics to promote teamwork and sportsmanship to Omaha area's youth."

"Central Omaha Legion Baseball Association is thrilled and honored to be awarded these two grants to complete construction of a batting cage," said Jerry Kreber, Head Baseball Coach, Central Omaha Legion Association. "By investing in Omaha, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and the College World Series will positively impact hundreds of North Omaha kids in the years to come."