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Brooklyn Center Little League: Baseball for All

Little League and childhood go together like peanut butter and jelly. Which is why we’re recognizing Brooklyn Center Little League as a valuable member of our community.

Since 1958 kids have been signing up and learning a love for baseball. That wouldn’t be possible without this organization, which is run solely by parents and volunteers.

Without their help, there wouldn’t be a Little League. Which is why parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. There are steps to take, but parents and volunteers can become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members, and other volunteer positions within the league. It’s a fun way to make a difference in our community.

That’s what makes Brooklyn Center Little League so special. They strive to promote a sense of community and create a positive, and healthy atmosphere for children. You might ask how they accomplish this? For starters, there is a Spring clean-up event every year to prepare the fields for the new season. Brooklyn Center Little League does a yearly Paul Dudley tournament clean-up to raise money for the league. They run concessions with cheeseburgers so well-known, the Brooklyn Center Fire Department regularly stops by to grab a bite. All the proceeds from the concessions go to the League. Are you sensing a theme? A lot of hard work goes into raising money so that kids from Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and Maple Grove can play baseball.

In addition to events that help raise money for Brooklyn Center Little League, they also participate in the Earle Brown Days Parade and they participate in various tournaments around the cities with other Little Leagues such as: Crystal, Golden Valley, Coon Rapids, Otsego, Plymouth, and New Hope. This not only gets the Brooklyn Center Little League name out there; it can also be a lot of fun for the kids!

All this hard work is probably what helped get the 1994 Brooklyn Center Little League team get to the 1994 Little League Baseball World Series! Couple all of this with the ideals that Little League embraces, and you’ve got a winning combination. “Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.”

It should come as no surprise then that the mission of Little League Baseball, Incorporated (a nonprofit) is to “promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball.” Brooklyn Center Little League lives up to that mission with hard work and determination season after season. Their recent partnership with the city of Brooklyn Center is another great example of that. This partnership hopes to improve the program and make the organization more attractive to the community at large. We can help them accomplish that goal!

 

Brooklyn Center Little League is a valued member of our community that gives kids the opportunity to learn about and play baseball, and so much more. But they can’t do what they do, without you. During Season of Sharing, just click “Like” on our dedicated Facebook status on Saturday, December 17th and we will donate $1 to their organization, up to $750. Plus, it earns you an entry in the prize giveaway for the day! Click here for all the details!

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