Please Support Our Little League Team!

$51,387 of $45k goal

Raised by 380 people in 41 months
Bill Carper  SAMMAMISH, WA
Please Help the Northwest Regional Champion Eastlake Little League Team Offset Expenses for the Little League World Series.
Eastlake Little League is located in Sammamish, Washington. Its 12u All-Star baseball team just won its first game of the Little League World Series by defeating Texas 8-4! The boys play again Sunday against a good team from Connecticut. The reality is that as the boys continue to play, their parents continue to spend lots of money to support them. We believe the average family will spend a minimum of $3000- $5000 during the state, regional and World Series tournaments. And while all the parents realize that covering expenses related to a baseball game is not the same as covering the costs of medical care or education, they still have the unplanned burden of $1000s in expenses if they wish to watch their kids play. Please consider donating a few dollars to support those parents who need it so they can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Many, many thanks to those of you who have donated so much time and money to support the boys. Their parents feel an overwhelming sense of community pride and support and we all thank you very much.

Important Note: You are not donating to the Eastlake Little League organization. Your donations will not be tax deductible. They will not be managed by the non-profit Eastlake Little League organization which sponsors our team. They will be managed directly by the parents of the team to offset their expenses.
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Update 15
Posted by Bill Carper
40 months ago
The team is home with their families, we're all doing our best to get back to "normal" life activities, and we're all pondering the awesome, summer, baseball experience we just shared. We are very proud of our boys, and we are humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support from our friends and family all over the world.

And while money cannot buy this experience, it can absolutely help cover the operating expenses! Because of the generosity of 374 people, and 100s of others who were part of donation groups, we dramatically exceeded our fund raising goals. Most of our families will exceed the $10k operating expense estimate, and many will come close to $20K! The funds you have donated will help these people put a dent in those bills.

You'll undoubtedly see the boys in places like Mariners' and Seahawks' games, local/Sammamish activities and online, and when you do, please continue to know that we are humbled and proud to have represented our community, state, and region in the greatest Little League event in the world! Go, Eastlake!
Team Northwest @ Lamade Stadium.
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Update 14
Posted by Bill Carper
40 months ago
The boys had a great night' sleep after the win over Iowa. They spent this morning on the set of ESPN as guests on SportsCenter. Afterwards, they did what has become so common...signed autographs and took pictures with adoring fans.
Preparing for a SportsCenter appearance!
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Update 13
Posted by Bill Carper
40 months ago
Day off yesterday for the boys, and they watched a lot of great baseball. Their friends from the Eastlake team in California (representing the West) beat the team from Michigan behind an extra-innings, no-hitter from P Grant Holman.
15K people watched West v Great Lakes
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Update 12
Posted by Bill Carper
40 months ago
The boys from #teamnorthwest had a great time in the #LLWS parade. Game time tomorrow vs a tough Southwest team.
Team Northwest!
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$51,387 of $45k goal

Raised by 380 people in 41 months
Created July 23, 2013
MJ
$200
mike jonson
38 months ago
KB
$50
Kirtis Butler
39 months ago

Way to go boys!

JK
$200
Jim Koester
39 months ago

Dalton, thanks for the great time.

JY
$50
Josh & Morgan Young
39 months ago

Rob/Kelly - it was great to catch up last night. Thanks for the gifts from the World Series!

SE
$100
Scott Erbe
39 months ago
FR
$200
Fred & Linda Ross
40 months ago
CS
$912
Concession Stand
40 months ago

Money collected at Viewing Parties concession stand and donation bucket. Go Eastlake Boys!

AB
$100
Andy Breidenbach
40 months ago

You guys were awesome. You should be very proud of a great summer of baseball. And you all looked great on TV!

DT
$500
Dalton Thomas
40 months ago
KM
$150
Kim Mallalieu
40 months ago
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