Bend North Little League’s 12U All-Star team topped Washington, 5-1, to win the regional championship game in San Bernardino. The boys landed on Sunday for an incredible journey in Williamsport, PA representing the Northwest in the Little League World Series tournament from August 18th – 28th held at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. Bend residents and fans can follow the team and watch live on ESPN or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/201612Ubendnorthallstars.
“The boys have worked so hard as a team for this moment and we are so excited to see them play in the World Series Tournament,” said Bend North Little League President Sam Palermo.
The trip is a once-in-a-lifetime event for the boys, but is costly for families, who have made two trips and will miss several weeks of work to see their boys play in these two championships, so the team would appreciate donations from the Bend community to cover travel costs.
This week, the Bend City Council voted upon and presented a proclamation to Coach Bill Corrigan, declaring Thursday, Aug. 18, as Bend North Day, to kick off a campaign of community and business support for the Bend North families. Several businesses, such as Bend Magazine, Riverbend Brewing and Longboard Louie’s East have already stepped up. The hope is that other local businesses might donate a portion of their proceeds on or immediately following Bend North Day through the duration of the series, which ends Aug. 28. The team would like to thank those individuals and companies who have already generously donated. If you or your business would like to support the team, go to bnll.org.