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Community pitching in to help Little League


Betty Williamson

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The Roosevelt County Little League received a wicked foul ball this winter when some ne’er-do-well broke into the organization’s storage unit and stole a slew of the equipment used to provide springtime fun for 420 kids from ages 4-13.

But if all goes according to plan, a giant fundraiser planned for Saturday will knock that bad experience clean out of the park.

When Leslie Creighton of Creighton’s Town and Country in Portales heard about the Little League’s loss—estimated at about $10,000 by treasurer Sandy Whiting—she says she thought, “Why not involve the community and raise some money together in a fun way that can get the kids, coaches, and parents involved?”

Creighton’s will be hosting a wide array of activities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday including a dog dip, a silent auction of merchandise donated by an all-star line-up of local merchants, and a $10-a-ticket raffle with prizes like a year’s supply of dog food and a custom fire pit/grill.

McCarty’s and JJ’s Jumbo Burgers are supplying hot dogs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., just two of a long roster of local businesses kicking in to help get the organization back onto its cleats.

If you’d like to donate, but can’t be there Saturday, fast-pitch a check to Roosevelt County Little League, 1805 Hermitage Place, Portales, NM 88130.

Betty Williamson loves seeing a community rally behind a cause. You may reach her at [email protected]


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