Little League gets money for stolen uniforms

March 19, 2009 2:19:15 PM PDT
Representatives from Infineon Raceway, the San Francisco Police Department and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame presented checks totaling $11,500 this morning to the North Vallejo Little League to replace uniforms and equipment stolen in a burglary last week.

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"This will get us back to a working situation. We're working on getting back up to speed. I feel great," said league president Tony Hodges.

Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame president Thomas Martz presented a $4,000 check and Jere Starks, vice president of facilities at Infineon Raceway gave the league a $5,000 check at the league's Setterquist Park.

Gary Delagnes, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, secretary Tony Montoya and Officer Kevin Martin presented a $2,500 check from the Police Department.

The money from the raceway will come from its 3J's Motorcycle Track Days charity event on April 22.

Burglars entered the league's concession stand at the field at Whitney Avenue and Mini Drive last week, broke computers, and stole baseball equipment, uniforms and $600 worth of candy and other concession items. The burglary was discovered March 12.

Hodges said he will contact Blue Sky Sports in Pinole about getting uniforms for the league's 12 teams. Normally about 90 kids play for the North Vallejo Little League, but Hodges said he likes to have 150 uniforms available.

Volunteers have offered to paint and repair the concession stand, Hodges said. The season begins in early April.

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