The Genesee Rapids Baseball Program Receives ACAF Grant

Kids Day 6Houghton, NY – The Allegany County Area Foundation is pleased to announce a $1,000 grant to The Genesee Rapids Baseball Program. Dr. Ralph P. Kerr, General Manager of the Genesee Rapids Baseball Team stated, “Thanks to the Allegany County Area Foundation for a generous contribution towards the Rapids Kids Day which was held on June 3rd. Free admission for all students in attendance was made possible by this generous gift.”

The Genesee Rapids Baseball Team, a member of the New York Collegiate Baseball League located in Upstate New York, play their home games on the baseball field at Houghton College. This league provides college players the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by Major League Baseball scouts. Their season began in early June and will run through early August.Genesee Rapids 2016 (2)

Grants such as this one are made possible through the generous gifts from Allegany County residents. The ACAF Grant Committee, chaired by Rod Bennett, awards grants to worthy non-profit organizations in Allegany County.  The application due date for the next grant cycle is on August 30th. Non-profit organizations may apply online at Please call 585-808-8444 or e-mail: for more information.