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Woodland Rotary Club March 24, 2015. Little League celebrated their 75 th anniversary in 2014 2.4 million children participate annually 1.5 million adult.

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1 Woodland Rotary Club March 24, 2015

2 Little League celebrated their 75 th anniversary in million children participate annually 1.5 million adult volunteers First game played in 1939 in Williamsport, Penn. Little League is played in 80 countries

3 My Time with WLL Started coaching 11 years ago Joined Board 9 years ago Spent last four years as President Stepped down this year to spend more time with family Currently holding the positions of National League Player Agent and Treasurer

4 360 +/- players sign up annually (Spring) 32+ teams each year (Spring) Ages ranging from 5 to players in Fall Season WLL consists of the American League and the National League (West Street Boundary) District 64 – Dixon, Davis (2), Vacaville (3), Esparto, Winters, and Rio Vista

5 Divisions of Play Single A (5-6 years old) Double A (7-8 years old) Triple A (9-10 years old) 50/70 (11-12 years old) Challenger Program

6 Single A – Coach Pitch 100% Focused - Making sure the snack bar is still open. No leading off!

7 Double A – Pitching Machine

8 Triple A – Kids start pitching WLL allows players to start pitching at 9 years old!

9 Intermediate (50/70) WLL switched from playing the traditional “Majors” baseball to 50/70 in 2015 Pitching mound moved from 46’ to 50’ Bases moved from 60’ to 70’ Kids can now lead off and steal. Limited field space – use portable mound and adjustable bases.

10 Challenger Started league in 2013 for players with special needs.

11 Challenger Photos Little brother helping big brother!Coach Fred lends a helpinh hand!

12 Camarena Field – Dedicated in 1956

13 Dustin Pedroia Field – Dedicated 2010

14 Bob Buchignani Field (Fairgrounds) Owned by the state. Formerly leased to the City. Now leased directly to WLL for $5,000 per year. State does not reinvest in the field. WLL lost lease in 2014 for 30 days

15 Facility Upgrades Performed by WLL Since 2011

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17 $2,500 Donation – Woodland Sunrise Rotary Foundation

18 New foul poles – Courtesy of Gayle Manufacturing New dugouts – Moorefield Construction 50/70 Field Renovations – Kinter Family

19 New Scoreboard!

20 Storage Unit – Pedroia Field

21 Camarena Field 2 (Paid for by donation from Dustin Pedroia)

22 What is next?

23 Starting in July 2015 Replacement of the block bathroom built in City of Woodland $25,000 Woodland Little League $25,000 Yocha Dehe $53,000

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25 Security Concerns AED machine stolen!

26 Major Funding Sources Player Fees ($125/player) - $40,000 Crab Feed - $10,000 Hit A Thon- $10,000 Snack Bar - $15,000 Team Sponsors / Banner Sponsors $15,000

27 City of Woodland Have a very good relationship with City Assiting WLL with some of our improvements Measure J – Not charging $15/player fee Granted WLL $25,000 for restroom Submitting request for an additional $25,000 for next fiscal year (lights at Pedroia Field) Minimal field assistance Police – quick to respond to our concerns

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