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M-A Little League Launches Funding Initiative for Holbrook-Palmer Project
M-A Little League has launched a Capital Campaign seeking to raise $500,000 in private donations for renovating the baseball facilities at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. The funds will be used to build covered stands and dugouts along with new restrooms, erect removable fencing, and resurface the playing field. Together, these improvements will enhance, beautify and make safer Holbrook-Palmer Park for baseball players, spectators and other park users.
The Holbrook-Palmer Project tab shows artist renderings of the new ballpark, and an on-line donation form is also available there. Donations of all sizes are welcomed, with Special Recognition available to donors starting at the $1,000 level. Please consider a gift to this community-enhancing project!
Menlo-Atherton Little League, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All or a portion of your donation may be tax deductible - please consult your tax advisor.
M-A Little League Celebrates Opening Day 2014!
by Gary Wiseman posted 04/02/2014
Menlo-Atherton Little League celebrated a wonderful Opening Day to the 2014 Spring Baseball Season. The celebration kicked off with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, sung by Majors Lutticken's own Tiana Lewis. M-ALL President Rich Ferrick then welcomed the assembled crowd of almost 1000 players, parents, and city officials including: Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller; Atherton Vice Mayor Rick DeGolia; and Atherton Councilmember Elizabeth Lewis. Each of our 50 "graduating" twelve year olds and their parent coaches were given a plaque honoring their service to the league. Mike Gardner specially thanked the City of Atherton for supporting the Holbrook Palmer ballpark renovation project and our visiting city officials then each threw out the ceremonial "first pitch". M-ALL board member and coach Bob Baxter was cited for receiving the national PCA Double Goal® Coach Award, and his son Nate then read the Little League Pledge. The ceremony concluded with the M-ALL traditional "gauntlet run" welcoming our TBall and Coach-Pitch players into the league. What a great way to open the season!
Our players, coaches and parents were then treated to the first game of the season, pitting 2013 Majors Championship winner Left Bank against runner up Old Pro. Left Bank came out on top 8-0 in a spirited, well played game. A full suite of games in all of our divisions - TBall thru Majors - then followed. It was a beautiful day to play baseball - thanks to Rich and the rest of the M-ALL board for making it happen!
M-ALL's Baxter wins Prestigious PCA Double Goal® Coach Award
Bob Baxter (center) being congratulated by M-ALL President Rich Ferrick and PCA Manager Anurag Chandra
Menlo-Atherton Little League is pleased to announce that Bob Baxter, M-ALL board member and coach of Majors team Luttickens, has won the PCA Double Goal® Coach Award for 2014. PCA annually gives Double-Goal Coach Awards to 25 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach: striving to win, while also pursuing the even more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. The award includes $250; a trophy; recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns; and the chance to accept the honor in California during PCA's National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction Presented by Deloitte. CONGRATULATIONS BOB!
M-A Little League has been selected by PCA as an Exemplary Youth Sports Organization. In 2010, M-ALL was one of only a handful of organizations nationwide to receive the HONOR THE GAME AWARD. With Bob’s award, M-ALL now has seven coaches who are either PCA Double Goal Coach Award Recipients and/or Nationwide Finalist Candidates.