Ballard Little League lost a member of its community, John Cooper, on May 14, 2014. John was husband to Jill, dad to Dylan and Lila, and coach to the 78'ers Ballard Pilots team that his
son Dylan plays on. BLL extends its deepest condolences to John's family and shares in the grief over his passing. If you would like more information on ways to help support Jill and the family
during this difficult time, please refer to this link: http://thinkingofjohn.weebly.com/#/
Hello Ballard Little League Supporters!
We are very excited as we get ready for the 2014 season which will celebrate 60 years of Little League baseball and softball in Ballard! As one of the oldest Little Leagues in the state of Washington, we are very proud of our legacy. Our alumni tell us that some of their fondest memories are of playing ball at Gilman, or winning the League championship, or learning to slide on a warm spring day. We're proud that our players not only go on to play more ball in their lives, but that they also go on to lead productive and happy lives and we hope they take some of the lessons they learn on the ball field with them.
Please consider a donation to the League. Our registration and sponsor fees and basic fundraisers cover only about 2/3 of the cost of supporting our teams. Last season, we fielded 28 teams, and hope to field 32 in 2014. For each new team, it costs the league about $2300 and the income is about $1760. This leaves a hole in the budget and we hope everyone who reads this note will click on the DONATE NOW button in the upper right of this page and donate generously to Ballard Little League.
Thanks for your support!
Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a tax exempt organization. Accordingly, your donation is tax deductible. Ballard Little League Baseball Tax ID 91-6054846.
In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), full names of Ballard Little League players are not used in photo captions on this web site. For more information see http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm.
Be sure and visit our sponsor section to see a complete list of all the wonderful businesses who are so generously sponsoring a Ballard Little League team this season. With their support we are able to keep fees low for our players. Please thank them for their support by giving them your business whenever possible.
Before you go out and buy that new bat for the season, be aware of the moritorium on many composite bats enforced by Little League International. Go to the Bats page for more information, including links to the Little League International website with an explanation of the rules, and a comprehensive list of allowable composite bats.