Spring is finally in the air and that means baseball season is upon us. Here in Rochester, Little League in Pittsford celebrated its 60th year.
In writing a feature story on the 60th anniversary of Pittsford Little League for Messenger Post Papers, I learned that Little League isn’t just for elementary kids anymore.
I had no idea how many options Little League offers for kids 12 and older. I talked to a senior at Mendon High School who started playing with the league when he was seven years old and continues to play as well as work with the league. Pittsford Little League offers several clinics and camps that not only give kids a chance to play in the off season, but allows the older kids to help the younger players.
In Pittsford, Little League is truly a community effort, from the coaches, parents and volunteers who give their time, to the local businesses who sponsor teams.
My favorite discovery, is that the league strives to be inclusive of regardless of ability and offers the Challenger Division for kids with cognitive and learning disabilities. These are players may have physical limitations and have “buddies,” typically community volunteers or older kids, who help them on the field.
Wherever your home team may be, go out to game, get a hot dog and watch a ball game!
You can read the full article at brightonpittsfordpost.com