A reminder, Closing Ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, June 9 - 3pm.
Our annual raffle fundraiser money is due Friday, May 18. A league officer will be available for money to be turned in at 7pm at the concession stand.
Unlike the BBQ Sandwich Fundraisers, whose funds are earmarked for the Park Beautification & Renovation Project, the Annual Raffle Fundraiser monies are used for general operating expenses.
Your participation and cooperation is appreciated. The money we raise from our annual raffle is money we count on to keep the league afloat, just to pay our minimum expenses. Our current registration fee is $50 per player.
General Operating Expenses include (approx per player):
$27.75 Umpires / Scorekeepers / Maintenance Fees
$9.00 Team & League Equipment
$6.50 COB Park Usage Fee
$8.25 Little League International Fees
$1.00 Little League District Fees
$74.50 Per Player
* As of May 14, 2018
A big thank you is owed to a lot of people for making our two part BBQ Sandwich Fundraiser a big success. The two part fundraiser was held on consecutive Saturdays: Part one on May 5, and Part two on May 12. The purpose of both of these fundraisers was to raise money towards the Beautification and Renovation of WBLL Park as a dollar for dollar match towards money already committed to us by a foundation and the city.
Thank you to our WBLL parents for selling tickets. For each ticket sold, approximately $4.59 went directly towards the park project after expenses. Thank you to those parents, coaches, and volunteers that came out to help with the food preparation and food distribution.
And, thank you especially to our sponsors that donated to our cause with cash or in-kind services:
Commissioner Alex Dominguez - $1,000 Cash Donation
Smokin’ Joes BBQ - prepared and chopped our briskets for our part two event.
Lou Castro / TXQ Rubs - donated 956 rub for our part one event.
Libby & Joe Salazar / Bello Almanacer Adult Day Care - donated cokes for our part one event.
Our goal for the two part fundraiser was to raise $10,000. Although we don’t have final figures yet, all indications are that we hit or came real close to hitting that number. Exact numbers will be posted soon.
Part 1 of our fundraiser was a success. For those that participated in purchasing tickets, selling tickets, or helping with the food preparations, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts on behalf of all of our children.
Part 2 of our fundraiser is scheduled for this coming Saturday, May 12, 11am-2pm. In order to cook enough briskets and not cook too many, we need parent’s and coaches’ assistance.
We are asking that parents turn in ticket money and unsold tickets to your coach by this Wednesday (May 9). We are asking coaches to call in a hard count of the number of tickets sold by your team by Wednesday evening and to turn in all money and unsold tickets by no later than Thursday (May 10). Briskets will be cooked overnight on Thursday and we are only buying enough to satisfy the number of tickets sold, so your cooperation would really be appreciated.
We are only $6,000 away from hitting our goal for these two fundraisers. Everyone dollar raised by these two fundraisers will be matched dollar for dollar with commitments already made by the city towards our project. Overall, when this fundraiser is over, we should be at around $340,000 of total money raised for our project. All of this money will be spent on Beautification & Improvement of WBLL Park.
After several weeks of hard work, we are pleased to report that our WBLL Park Beautification and Improvement Project is on target for success.
At tonight’s meeting, the Brownsville City Commission agreed to match the contributions we have already accumulated. The city agreed to donate $174,000 to our project, plus asked us to add extra playground equipment. This donation gives us a total of $348,000 towards our goal.
The total funds raised will go towards the following:
1) the first universal miracle field in the RGV designed for T-ballers and special needs children
2) trees and benches added throughout the park
3) a special needs bathroom
4) new scoreboards for our existing fields
5) a team party pavilion
6) batting cages
7) an outfield audience deck for the majors field
8) a new and improved parking lot
9) landscape grading to improve drainage
10) new playground equipment inclusive of special needs children
11) redesign of our current dugouts
12) an exercise walking path throughout the park
A big round of thank you’s is owed to all of our donors, who will be recognized on a later date, our Co-Project Managers Rene Capistran and Damaris McGlone, Congressman Eddie Lucio III, Doro Garcia for his pictorial renditions, Interim City Manager Michael Lopez, our City Commissioners, and especially to Commissioner Joel Mungia for all of his dedication to our cause. ❤️
Very Rough Draft Rendition
Two Brisket Sandwich Sale Fundraisers are scheduled at the park on Saturday, May 5, and Saturday, May 12, 11am-2pm.
BBQ Brisket Sandwich
Bag of Chips
Tickets are $6.00
Contact any WBLL Parent or Board Member to purchase some tickets.
Due to wet fields, this morning’s T-Ball games have been canceled.
WBLL has an immediate need for 3-4 scorekeepers for the season to score 1-2 games per night. Duties include scoring games, announcing batters, keeping track of pitch counts, and possibly other related duties, as assigned.
General knowledge of baseball rules is required.
Pay is $20-25 per game.
If interested, leave a message with your name, phone number, and best time to call you back. Call 559-0831.
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