September 3, 2013 > District 14 Little League Baseball needs your support
District 14 Little League Baseball needs your support
Perhaps you recall that last year in July of 2012, the entire Bay Area was excited to hear that a baseball team from Petaluma was going to the Little League World Series. This July, the CA District 14 Big League team won the Northern California Division title in Sacramento and just came back from the Regional Tournament in Bremerton, Washington, placing second in the Western Region (which includes 12 states). They came very close to making it to the World Series in Easley, South Carolina by beating Montana and Hawaii twice as well as Oregon in the semi-final, but fell short against Southern California in the final.
You may be asking yourself what is a Big League team in California D14? Our CA District 14 league is comprised of eight local leagues that cover the entire cities of Fremont and Newark. The Big League team is composed of 16-18 year olds who have been in Little League for at least 10 years. These families have been supporting little league as well as volunteering their time and money to ensure this wonderful sport is here for many other young players to come. Having a team that goes this far does not happen often; in fact, this is the first time in our Big League history!
While players and coaches have a portion of their expenses covered by the leagues that make up CA District 14, not all expenses were covered and no expenses were covered for parents and siblings. These additional expenses (airfare, hotel, food, rental car, etc.) have brought financial hardship for many of our families but they did not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their children play. For this reason we are reaching out on behalf of these families for your support. If you are interested in helping with a tax-deductible (Non-Profit Tax ID# 27-4829325) donation, please send a check made out to "BL Travel" and mail to:
Attn: BL Travel Expenses
503 Lemos Lane, Fremont 94539
A tax-deductible receipt will be sent within a month. On behalf of all the Big League families, we thank you for your support.
CA District 14 Administrator