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Peekskill Lapolla League Desperate for Volunteers

PEEKSKILL, NY -- The city's Lapolla Little League desperately needs volunteers as soon as possible, according to its president.

Chris Hanzlik, board of directors president, told the Common Council at its Tuesday night meeting that the organization urgently needs new volunteers to replace those who will soon be stepping down. Hanzlik said he and other longtime volunteers have remained in the program even though they no longer had children in it.

"We have stayed on the board to be there for the children of Peekskill and it has been an enjoyable, rewarding experience," Hanzlik said. "However, many of us on the board are now at crossroads in our lives. We feel that it is time to move on because we either want to spend more time with our children and families, or have other pursuits and/or responsibilities that no longer allow us to make a full commitment to the league."

Hanzlik said the program needs the parents and guardians of Peekskill to help keep the tradition of Lapolla Little League alive.

"We believe that Peekskill kids who want to play baseball deserve to have someone there for them," Hanzlik said.  "We are in desperate, urgent need of volunteers willing to become board members, so that the baton can be passed on.  While it would be best for parents/guardians of children already in the league to step up, anyone - grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, and neighbors - can volunteer."

Anyone interested in becoming a board member should contact the league as soon as possible by calling Hanzlik at (914) 671-6080 or John Pagan at (914) 736-9609, or by email at peeklittleleague@aol.com . They can also send a short letter of interest to the address below.

Peekskill Lapolla Little League

P.O. Box 725

Peekskill, NY 10566

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