Regional tournaments of American Legion Baseball are finishing up throughout eight regions of the United States, involving 1,500 players.
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August 11, 2011 - 3:22pmPermalink
If Posts spent as much time helping Veterans as they do Legion Baseball, I think that we would be in a much better situation. Millions of dollars spent on the Shelby, NC's World Series this year. How many Veterans could this money have helped? Our priorities should begin with Veterans!
August 13, 2011 - 3:26pmPermalink
American Legion Baseball is a wonderful organization and a great opportunity for our young men. I played Legion baseball in 1967 and 1968. My son played for a state champion team and the experience was wonderful.
I never joined the Marine Corps to see what everyone could do for me, I joined to serve my country. After Vietnam I made my way in life and have been very successful. Our resources should go to supporting this wonderful program for young men who will become the leadership of tomorrow and the backbone of our great country.
My post supports it with a team and I hope all young players have a chance at this experience. Keep up the good work American Legion.
August 14, 2011 - 8:23amPermalink
Can't disagree any more with you comment.
Baseball should be seen as the doorway to American Legion for all those that are not familiar with the organization. Think of all the people that follow American Legion baseball that would never visit this site if it wasn't for the Tournament.
A significant portion of the funding comes from corporate sponsorship that is available only because of the baseball tournament.
Finally, this gives young men the opportunity to play baseball, develop a strong work ethic, work with teammates and represent their post and city/town with pride and respect.
Seems like a win-win to me
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