Little League coming to Garden City

Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 06:31 PM.

But just as Xerox and Kleenex are registered brands with a trademark, so too is Little League baseball.

Hill had no problems with the Crestview Parks and Recreation Department’s programs, but he wanted to give local kids a chance to participate in the best known youth baseball program in the world.

“Bringing Little League back to Crestview is about letting kids live the dream of being able to play on the ESPN networks that you see (on television) every summer,” Hill said. “Little League is a community deal. Everything is an unpaid position.

“There are volunteer umpires, board members and coaches. It’s more of everything is a hands-on deal. That’s why we want to bring it back to the community and give the kids the opportunity to do what they see on TV. Little League provides them the opportunity to play in the World Series and live the Williamsport (Pa.) dream that every kid has.”

Odds of making it to Williamsport are slim, Hill admits, but he sees Little League as a great motivator.

“It’s not so much a pipe dream as it is something that drives the kids to another level,” he said. “If we can succeed, we will get national exposure because that’s the avenue where Little League will take you.”

The league is open to boys and girls ages 4-16. The 4-6 age group is coed tee ball and the other age groups are split into fast pitch softball for girls and baseball for boys.

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