The Washington Nationals are concerned with the future of baseball in Washington D.C.
The team has built a new $17 million baseball complex in downtown D.C., one of several such academies to have popped up around the country as concern grows over declining participation.
The academy hopes to cater to inner city youth, with children not paying to attend the clinics.
Not only will baseball be taught, but other academic classes and tutoring opportunities will be available.
Connecticut Legion Donates $5,000 to Wounded Veterans
A few coaches in American Legion Baseball in Connecticut wanted to do something to give back.
Paul Iverson, Dan Olson, and Tim Vincent have started the American Heroes tournament, which gives back to Operation Comfort Warriors, a group that helps wounded vets.
Although the tournament was eventually canceled, the group was still able to give $5,000.
Congress Awards Red Land Little League
Pennsylvania’s Little League champs took a trip to Washington D.C.
The national champs from York County’s Red Land Little League visited the U.S. House and were greeted by congressmen after their big win this past season. They were even treated to a pizza party there.
The stop was one of many for the U.S. champs, who have had a busy off-season since capturing the U.S. crown.