Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The second season of North Chattanooga-based Scenic City Little League is currently under way, with participation doubling from 40 players last year to 97.
Will Haisten, SCLL board president, said the baseball little league is a throwback to the neighborhood leagues in the 1950s.
The eight-team league plays at a field off Minor Street and is separated into a 4- and 5-year-old division and a 6- and 7-year-old division. Players attend a variety of area elementary schools such as Red Bank, Hardy, Battle Academy and Bright School, he said.
“This year we’re trying to get more community involvement,” said Haisten, adding that sponsorships by area businesses such as Lawson Electric, Taco Mamacita, Quality Tire and Chattanooga Bakery help make the league possible. “It’s been so gratifying seeing so many local businesses get behind the league.”
SCLL’s public-private partnership with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department assisted in acquiring funding for a third-base fence line and additional sod.
Local playground equipment company PlayCore also donated concrete slabs to serve as a base for bleachers, he said.
Since the field lacks a concession stand, different food trucks such as Southern Burger Co., Famous Nater’s, Lupi’s Pizza and Good Dog rotate attending each game starting at 11 a.m.