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2/5/2014 - Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders Receives Grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation

Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders (BCYL) is pleased to be recipient of a generous grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF).

On December 24, the FCCF Board of Directors approved a competitive grant in the amount $15,000 to support BCYL's Building Today's Youth - Tomorrow's Leaders After School Program.

The funds awarded will be utilized to support Youth enrichments programs through BCYL's Sports, Education and Community platforms.

 ”We are grateful for the support of the Fairfield County Community Foundation  as we strive to provide the children of Bridgeport with the environment, resources and inspiration that will enable them to become tomorrow’s leaders,” said BCYL President John Torres.

BCYL began as the Bridgeport Caribe Baseball League as a 501(3)(c) organization to provide Bridgeport families a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn not only the game of baseball but also life lessons inn sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

About Fairfield County Community Foundation:

The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philantropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County.
Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds and contribute to existing funds. The Foundation provides philanthropic advisory services, and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It is in compliance with the Council on Foundations' national standards for community foundations. The Foundation has awarded over $168 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit

About Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders:

BCYL nurtures children while teaching responsibility through teamwork. BCYL children, families and volunteers are expecting to make a difference in their communities. They are asked to get honors in school, participate in civic activities and share their sportsmanship lessons with their peers. BCYL provides high school and college scholarships to the University of Bridgeport, Eastern Connecticut State University and area private/parochial high schools.

Visit, to see how BCYL demonstrates how the organization has matured from a baseball organization into one which serves Bridgeport’s children in multiple ways, emphasizing on academic achievement as the key to future success.