Lit­tle League host­ing fundraiser, reg­is­tra­tion Satur­day

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— Cam­bridge Lit­tle League will hold its an­nual Su­per Bowl Break­fast fundraiser and reg­is­tra­tion event from 8 to 11 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 5.

This year, the event will be held at the Elks Lodge #1272 at 5464 Elks Lodge Road in Cam­bridge. Adults will get an all-you-can-eat break­fast for $8, and chil­dren can eat for $5. League vol­un­teers will make pan­cakes, scram­bled eggs, ba­con, scrap­ple, sausage and toast. There will also be an as­sort­ment of juices, cof­fee and tea.

In past years, the break­fast was held at the Amer­i­can Le­gion, which is still re­build­ing af­ter a fire dam­aged the build­ing last sum­mer.

“We’re very for­tu­nate to have the sup­port of com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions like the Amer­i­can Le­gion and the Elks Club,” said league pres­i­dent Bran­don Hes­son. “This league has been a part of the Cam­bridge com­mu­nity for gen­er­a­tions, and we reg­u­larly talk to past play­ers who are now reg­is­ter­ing their own chil­dren. Lit­tle League base­ball and soft­ball is part of grow­ing up in this com­mu­nity.”

More than 100 lo­cal busi­nesses will sup­port the Lit­tle League break­fast with dona­tions to the silent auc­tion. This year, there are two sets of Mary­land Ter­rap­ins bas­ket­ball tick­ets, var­i­ous gift bas­kets and gift cards. Cam­bridge Lit­tle League is fully self-funded through reg­is­tra­tion fees, con­ces­sion stand rev­enue and the money raised from the Su­per Bowl Break­fast.

Cam­bridge Lit­tle League is a non-profit, char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion of­fer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to youth in the com­mu­nity to learn skills and have fun through base­ball, soft­ball and vol­un­teerism. The league of­fers coach-pitch di­vi­sions in both base­ball and soft­ball for play­ers start­ing at 6 years old, as well as other in­creas­ingly com­pet­i­tive di­vi­sions from Mi­nor League (9-10 years old) Lit­tle League (11-12 years old) to Se­nior League (13-16 years old.)

Reg­is­tra­tion is $65 per child, and there are dis­counts avail­able for sib­lings reg­is­ter­ing at the same time. A birth cer­tifi­cate copy is re­quired for all play­ers, and proof of res­i­dency is re­quired for any­one play­ing as a 9-year old and above. Ex­am­ples of these types of res­i­dency doc­u­ments can be found on the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Face­book page, or at www. lit­tle­league.org.

“This league is for ev­ery­one, held to­gether by a ded­i­cated group of vol­un­teers,” said Hes­son. “It doesn’t get done with­out a lot of ef­fort, but some day our chil­dren will look back on the les­sons learned and the op­por­tu­ni­ties pro­vided by Cam­bridge Lit­tle League, and they’ll want to con­tinue the tra­di­tion.”

Vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties are flex­i­ble and in­clude coach­ing, work­ing on the play­ing fields or in the con­ces­sion stand, and ad­min­is­tra­tive du­ties. Um­pires are also needed. In­ter­ested vol­un­teers can con­tact Hes­son at bghes­son@gmail.com.

PHOTO BY BETTY EDGAR

The Cam­bridge Lit­tle League 9-10-year-old All-Star team went un­de­feated in the 2016 District 6 tour­na­ment to earn a spot in the state tour­na­ment.

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