I know that residents have received several requests for funds. Allow me to state a case for a fun affordable night out for a good cause. The “Hit a Grand Slam for Riverside” Little League fundraiser is coming up on April 12 at Marlin’s, 7236 39th St., Lyons, from 7 to 10 p.m. You can buy tickets online at www.riversidell.com, which include an open bar and food. We will have a raffle and auction items.  

All profits will go toward field improvement. Marlin’s has graciously donated the food and one Riverside Family has offered to match what we raise up to $5,000.

We will spend the money on improving playability of the fields, dugout shade and larger dugouts for Indian Gardens.

We need your help! The Rec Board continues to support our efforts in improving the field. Besides the weekly maintenance that they currently put into the fields, they have included a donation of their own from their already strapped budget. It is now up to the people who use the fields to make sure that they are in good shape for our kids.  

Please spend a few hours at Marlins with us and thank you for your continued support.

Michael Gentile Jr., president

Riverside Little League Board