June 8, 2010 > Warm Springs Little League Unveils Scoreboard
Warm Springs Little League Unveils Scoreboard
By Sanjna Shukla
Photos By Mike Heightchew
On Sunday, June 6, Warm Springs Little League unveiled a brand new scoreboard for their Junior, Senior and Big League teams. After 21 years of operation, the league was able to purchase a scoreboard for their baseball diamond.
The younger age groups, from Tee-ball to Majors, have scoreboards on both of their home fields, but the larger field has never been graced with a scoreboard.
The purchase was made possible by two dedicated WSLL supporters: the Urda family and the Warm Springs Rotary Club.
Jim Urda, CEO of Urda Wealth Management, is a committed WSLL fan and was pivotal in the new purchase. His wife, Carrie Urda, said that they were inspired to donate to the league because it "instills a great sense of community."
Warm Springs Little League always encourages parents to get involved and creates a welcoming atmosphere for all of its spectators. Carrie Urda can attest to that as she said that her family met many good friends through the league.
Rom Villaflor, treasurer of the Rotary Club and WSLL board member, planned the program and especially honored the two sponsors.
La Joyce Robertson kicked off the ceremony by singing the Star Spangled Banner. After a few words about the lengthy quest for a scoreboard, Loren "Jet" Harper, the Rotary Club District Governor, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Jim Urda. Everyone present at the ceremony showed their gratitude to their sponsors for making games that much more enjoyable.
The scoreboard, which cost over $3,000 was much appreciated and needed by both players and spectators. The ceremony was a great way to sincerely honor dedicated WSLL fans who are committed to making the experience as enjoyable as possible for everyone.
Also in WSLL news, the Junior team just won their 20th game of the regular season, scoring 199 runs to date. The team has set a record for both accomplishments, and their season isn't over yet. This is the first time in the 21 years of WSLL existence that a team has achieved such feats. The team will get to see more runs posted on the new scoreboard in their final home game on Saturday, June 12.
Signups for Fall Ball, a WSLL program created to train players for the upcoming season, have begun.