Grantee: Gaylord Little League

Program: Gaylord Little League

Gaylord Little League Baseball and Softball is much more than just bats, balls, a field, dugouts, or any of the other dozens of physical items that go into baseball and softball. It has become, over the years, a leadership program for both children and adults, with the aim of helping children to become good and decent citizens. Youth learn the positive values of good sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork–values they can use throughout their lives. Adults involved as volunteers in a Gaylord’s Little League gain a sense of belonging in a community and can convey their leadership qualities to today’s youth, so they will grow to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Gaylord Little League touched the lives of over 500 players ages 4 ½ – 15, over 130 registered volunteers for coaching and concessions in 2018. All of those involved have gained leadership skills, sportsmanship qualities and worked as a team for the betterment of this program. What do the participants think about Gaylord Little League?

We have all met new friends and we have learned to work together as a team. If we make a mistake our teammates cheer us up and tell us we will get the next one. It’s a lot of fun too!…..Nick

I get to meet new friends and play softball with them….Lily

Little League has helped us conquer our fears and learn from our mistakes. Every kid should play Little League…Aythen

We love playing Little League because it has some of the best coaches…Brody

Supported by the Community Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation