The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has received a $10,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation to establish the Virgin Islands Little League Fund at CFVI. The purpose of the fund is to support the V.I. Little League District Inc. by providing monies for the activities of Virgin Islands Little League. The fund will support the organization’s mission of promoting and enhancing the growth of youth participation in Virgin Islands Little League within both the District of St. Croix and the District of St. Thomas-St. John.
Thanks to the little league, student athletes, who are ages 9-16, can participate in competitive baseball leagues, tournaments and clinics. In 2015, the V.I. Intermediate team competed in the Little League World Series. The organization’s recent expansion is attributed to the success of the Virgin Islands National teams along with its dedicated cohort of parents, coaches and volunteers. In 2016, some 1,200 children were enrolled in the V.I. Little League, which totals 68 teams throughout the two districts.
The V.I. Little League currently has 10 former participants playing in professional major and minor baseball leagues. “These professional athletes often return home to give back in a very special way by training and mentoring little league participants,” said Parris. Donations to the V.I. Little League Fund can be mailed to the address below. Checks should be made out to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Please reference “VI Little League” in the memo section.
PO Box 11790
St. Thomas, VI 00801
CFVI is also accepting online donations at http://cfvi.net/donate/donate-fund.php.
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, it has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement, or address community needs. AT&T Aspire is its signature philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and mentoring. Through Aspire, the company has passed the $250 million mark on its plan to invest $350 million in education from 2008-2017.