Little League baseball coming back to Toledo for hundreds of kids

Little League baseball coming back to Toledo for hundreds of kids

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - For the first time in 30 years, the city of Toledo will see little league baseball again.

On Saturday, the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority leaders and the City of Toledo hosted "Burgers and Baseball" at the Weiler Homes Field.

LMHA offered signups for kids wanting to join a t-ball team as well as anyone who would like to coach.

Families also came to the cookout to eat, make arts and crafts and receive t-ball demonstrations.

Dr. Cecelia Adams is the chair of Education, Recreation, and Employment Committee at the City of Toledo.

She believes today's event foreshadowed the future of the baseball program.

"Maybe one day we will have some of these kids participating in the Little League World Series. So, we have got to take them through the levels first so that they know the fundamentals and get the skills and be as well prepared to play baseball as possible," said Adams.

The plan is to start with t-ball for kids ages four through seven.

This will give over 400 kids living in LMHA housing and nearby communities the opportunity to play in the Spring of 2019.

There is still a chance to sign up at the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Office or by calling the Education Recreation and Employment Committee at the City of Toledo.

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