By Sam Greene (JMU Class of 18)
The Harrisonburg community is a wonderfully supportive one. That’s exactly why the Harrisonburg Little League Association (HLLA) has a consistent group of volunteers that have no children or no stake in the league volunteer. They want to show their support and their pure love of the game and the children in the league.
That volunteer group would be delighted to take on a few more sports lovin’ citizens—especially parents!
Donnie Ange, a mechanic by day and HLLA coach for nine years now, was first asked by a friend to step in to coach a baseball team. He’s still doing it. Donnie shares, “Honestly, fun is what keeps me around now.”
By Hannah Marrero (JMU Class of 2017)
How do the Harrisonburg Little League Association and the Harrisonburg community team up to finance their love of the game?
It’s not easy to pitch a perfect game. However, a little teamwork and a lot of dedication can make anything possible.
That is exactly how the Harrisonburg Little League Association and the Harrisonburg community team up to fund the local children’s love of baseball and softball.
In 2015, roughly $60,932 was needed to fund all 28 of the Harrisonburg Little League teams. This money goes toward uniforms, supplies, league support, umpires, and funding for team members whose families can’t afford the registration fees.
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