One of the underrated organizations in town I feel is League 42.
If you’ve never heard of it, League 42 is a non-profit organization named in honor of the great Jackie Robinson. It’s a youth baseball league composed primarily of urban children ages 5 – 14.
The non-profit was founded in July 2013, to fill a void so that Wichita’s urban children could have an opportunity to play baseball without the exorbitant costs of playing in organized or even recreational leagues.
For any parent with a child who plays competitive baseball, you know first-hand just how expensive it can be especially once you get into the traveling teams. That’s what makes League 42 so special. Registration for the league is only $30 per player or family of siblings as they strive to make baseball affordable for all who want to play. That fee provides each player with a full uniform (jersey, pants, belt, and hat), a baseball glove (if needed), and additional playing equipment such as catcher’s gear, bats, and balls.
In League 42’s first season, they fielded 16 teams with more than 200 players. From there, the league has grown to nearly 600 kids and 44 teams in 2020.
To be able to run an organization like that, they need the community’s help. On Thursday, April 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Chicken N Pickle at 1240 N Greenwich Road is hosting a Brew Bash to benefit League 42.
For $25, the event features a walking beer tasting with multiple beer vendors placed around the property for you to try. There will be live music by Harrison Steele.
Your $25 admission includes your donation to League 42, Beer tasting, CNP Souvenir cup, Burger Slider, fries, and more.
It’s a great event for an even greater cause. To purchase your tickets for the event, head here.
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