Fundraiser to Defray Cost of Cooperstown, New York Baseball Tournament
for Arlington Cardinals 12-Year-Old Boys Baseball Team*
The 12U Arlington Cardinals Red team, a team of 12-year-old baseball players from Arlington Heights, will be traveling later this summer to Cooperstown, New York for a baseball tournament. Cooperstown is the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and hosts some of the most competitive youth baseball tournaments in the country throughout the summer. This particular tournament runs from July 20th thru July 26th. The boys have worked hard since early January hitting and fielding indoors preparing for their season. The great Spring weather has allowed the boys some early outdoor practice as well. The Cardinals home field is at Heritage Park and they compete in the MSBL (Mid-Suburban Baseball League) against teams from suburbs across Northern Illinois.
The trip to Cooperstown is a great experience for the boys not only to play in a competitive tournament but also to tour the Baseball Hall of Fame. The boys are required to room together in dorms at the tournament, giving them the feel of “Big Leaguers”. In order to help defray the cost of the Cooperstown Tournament, the 12U Arlington Cardinals Red team will be holding an “All You Can Eat” Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on April 28th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 North Hickory in Arlington Heights. Adults are $15.00, children 8-12 are $7.00 and children under 8-years-old are free! There is a cash bar and raffle prizes. To purchase tickets, you can call Joe at 847-209-7770. All are welcome to attend and meet the boys and wish them well this season and in Cooperstown, New York.
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Note: This article was first published on April 18, 2012.