Citrus Park Sports Association firmly believes that each child who wishes to play baseball or softball should be entitled to do so regardless of skill, gender, or financial circumstances. Our league will not deny any child a chance to play baseball or softball due to a financial hardship.
To aid parents who may need assistance with registration fees, Citrus Park Sports Association has a comprehensive scholarship program that covers the following areas:
Full scholarships that cover all registration fees.
Partial scholarships that cover a portion of the registration fees.
Payment plans. Payments must be made on time as agreed.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Those seeking a scholarship must explain the nature of the hardship and provide documentation supporting the request. Specifically, to be eligible for a scholarship, the following information must be provided to Citrus Park Sports Association:
A completed scholarship request form containing a detailed explanation of the financial hardship with supporting documentation such as an approved Free or Reduced Lunch Application approved by your child's school. For more information see the
Hillsborough County School website
Proof of residency - indicating that the player resides or attends school within our boundaries.
Proof of age - indicating that the player meets Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth age requirements.
To ensure proper due diligence, every scholarship request is examined and assessed on its own merit. Once the scholarship form has been submitted, the Citrus Park Sports Association executive board will review the request. The executive board will respond indicating the scholarship request has been received, ask questions, and/or ask for additional documentation. They will then respond via e-mail with a decision on the scholarship request.
Terms and Conditions
If the scholarship request is approved, the following terms and conditions will apply:
The scholarship covers the registration fees only for one season in all or in part.
Parent or legal guardian agrees to "re-pay" Citrus Park Sports Association by working at least 10 hours of volunteer time for fundraising and/or league functions and activities (for example, helping with Opening Day, working the concession stand, park clean up, etc.) when requested.
The player must meet all residence and proof age requirements (all required documents must be verified).
A registration form must be completed for the player - providing essential details including address, contact information, and medical authorization.