May 06, 2017 08:51 PM
Baseball season will officially kick off on Sunday, for players participating in the Western Duluth Little League Program.
This year the league held an opening ceremony, followed by a skills lesson and junior league home run derby to help kick off the season.
Around 200 kids will participate in their respected leagues this season ranging from ages 4-15 years old.
"Kids over here in this neck of the woods, in West Duluth, want to be a part of something. That's our goal in mind. Baseball is just a benefactor that it's a sport that they can play and have fun learn to be teammates. That's just really what we're all about," said Western Duluth Little League Vice President Corey Verhel.
Verhel said part of their ceremonies today was letting the public know about their fundraising efforts this year. He explained the league has plans to improve their field with help from a grant that will be matched 100 percent by the city. The league hopes to improve some of the fencing and change the dirt on the field to grass.
Created: May 06, 2017 08:51 PM
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