The Fall River-based American Little League @ North Park waived fees for low-income children in order to expand the opportunity for more youth to take part in healthful athletic activity.
A multi-year total of over $25,000 in support from the Truesdale Health Foundation enabled the League to waive the 2017 season's registration fee for several Fall River children of financially challenged families. The league's Angels in the Outfield program also provided the kids with uniforms, gloves and bats.
Bryan Nadeau, President of American Little League @ North Park said, "I thank the Truesdale Health Foundation for its generous support. Because of it, the League was able to bring in disadvantaged kids to play Little League baseball free of charge. They are learning the fundamentals of baseball as well as the fundamentals of life through teamwork, competition and sport -- values that can stay with them a long time. In addition, the Foundation's support for the 2 017 season has helped us purchase new uniforms, conduct off season workouts and offer sports scholarships. Our partnership with the Foundation is contributing to a healthier Fall River community."
Marvin D. Berman, M.D., President of the Truesdale Health Foundation said, "The Foundation has partnered with the American Little League for four years due to its track record of teaching healthy skills and values that can last a lifetime."
American Little League @ North Park players wait their turn to send one out of the park.