GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Green Island Little League is considering hosting a fundraiser to help fix their deteriorating building.
Every year, the Green Island Little League looks forward to being out in the field, but if damages to their building aren’t fixed soon, they might not have anything to look forward to anymore.
“Sixty-two years is a long time for this community to have this little league, and losing it would be pretty sad,” Green Island Little League President Erica Gardner said.
The team’s building was built in the 1950s and is quickly falling apart.
“We’re missing some windows; we have some leaky plumbing,” Gardner said. “Our ceiling has dropped.”
In addition, the back of the toilet is exposed, pipes were split apart, and some windows were broken.
The money that comes in to the league goes to operations, which leaves no money to fix damages. It costs $40 to play T-ball, so everyone has the chance to play without worrying about paying too much.
“We don’t turn any children away,” Gardner said. “There’s a lot to be learned other than just hitting a ball.”
But the low fees are not bringing in enough money. The league also does not want to increase the cost.
“I’d be really sad because usually whenever we’re here we always have a lot of fun, and if it was gone, everyone would have no fun and they would only be able to have the park, and they wouldn’t play baseball as much,” player Paul Piche said.
“Me and my friends always have so much fun hitting the ball, riding our bikes around here,” player Jaden Gardner said. “It’s so much fun, and I wouldn’t like if it was gone.”
The Green Island Little League Team is thinking of having a softball game fundraiser to help raise money to fix the damages in their building.