Just before the start of the 2016 fall season, Azalea Park Little League has suffered a major loss due to a fire damage in their headquarters. The fire occurred on August 12th around 7am in the morning. Officials have ruled the cause to be unknown.
The fire has unfortunately damaged the headquarters building and rendered most of APLL's equipment unusable. "From bats and balls to protective gear, our kids will be starting this season with little to play with", says Zerlina Swarthout, Treasurer of Azalea Park Little League.
An estimated loss of $15,000 to repair the building and replace equipment is challenging the league which is a local institution, serving the Azalea Park community dating back to 1960.
When Azalea Park Little League President, Anne Wintsch, witnessed the aftermath of the fire that damaged the building and destroyed the equipment, she knew right away that the organization would get back on its feet. Anne and Azalea Park Little League's Board of Directors are part of an organization that is built on resilience and perseverance and are sure that this season will go off without a hitch, even with these additional challenges.
Azalea Park Little League is now looking to the community it supports to gather funds, supplies, and volunteers to recover from the loss just as the fall season begins.
"We're really hoping that the community we've served so long will rally behind us and step up to the plate" says Nathan Boye, Marketing Director.
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