Saturday, April 18, 2015

Baseball and Small Towns.......

April 18, 2015 heralded in the 55th Season of the Upper Loudoun Little League.  It was an honor to take part in the Opening Season Ceremony.  
Haske Baseball Field in Purcellville
Norris Beavers ULLL President, Karen Jimmerson, Mayor Kwasi Fraser,
and Dr. Timothy Johnson, National Sports Medicine Institute 
Upper Loudoun Little League began in early 1960s and serves baseball players age 5-12 in western Loudoun County.  Previous Purcellville Town Council Members saw the value of purchasing and preserving the fields at Fireman's Field that surround the Bush Tabernacle. Current President, Norris Beavers, after decades of volunteer service to the League, will be retiring from his duties this year.  Perhaps I can start the rumor or a movement to name a street, building, or something in the Town of Purcellville after Norris in recognition of his incredible contribution to league sports and a sense of community here in our town and in Loudoun County.
Norris Beavers speaking to the crowds on Opening Day.

Michael Hughes, ULLL Purcellville North Area Representative, making player introductions