The residents of Woodhaven are coming together to buy a baseball team. At the most recent meeting of the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association donations were asked for to sponsor a team in WORKS Little League in the name of the WRBA. Sponsoring a team costs $400 and the residents contributed mightily on Saturday, donating over $200 bringing the total collected thus far to nearly $280.
Sponsorship is very important to the league and each sponsor means that another dozen or so kids will get the chance to play. WORKS Little League was formerly known as Rich-Haven Little League and many of the boys and girls who grew up in Woodhaven during the later 50's, 60's and 70's remember playing games up in Forest Park. The name of the league may have changed, but the commitment to bringing fun and teaching sportsmanship to children is as strong as ever.
The WRBA intends to have fun with their sponsorship, arranging for a parade watching party on Jamaica Avenue on April 14th. We also intend to gather together as a group and root for our team a few times this season. It should be a fun time -- something that is good for the community to experience together.
If you are interested in being part of this, in helping us sponsor a team, bring your donation to our next Town Hall meeting, Saturday March 17th at 1 PM at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps (78-15 Jamaica Avenue). We've rounded second and we're heading towards third base -- so even a dollar or two will go a long way in helping us reach home plate. If you can't make the meeting, you can mail a donation to the WRBA at 84-20 Jamaica Avenue (or drop it through our mail slot the next time you pass by).
Many thanks to all of the residents who have chipped in thus far -- we look forward to hanging out with our fellow owners and rooting our team on. Together.