Fort Hunt Little League officially kicked off its spring 2013 season Saturday, April 6, at Red Stevens Field, behind Carl Sandburg Middle School.
Almost 600 Little Leaguers participated in the parade of teams, gathering at home plate to recite the Little League pledges for players, parents and volunteers. Fort Hunt Little League President, Paul Murphy, presented the 2012 Paul A. Massey Volunteer of the Year award to Jeff Bigler for his years of service to the league and community. Bigler was instrumental in several key areas, including providing T-Ball fields, developing the league’s annual Home Run Derby fundraiser, and managing a Juniors All Star District 9 championship team.
West Potomac High School Varsity Head Coach Jim Sullivan and several former Little Leaguers now playing baseball on the West Potomac Varsity team were present as well. Sullivan noted that West Potomac’s Varsity team is off to a strong start and he is looking forward to a great season. He recognized Fort Hunt as an important part of the team’s success due to the skills first developed in Little League. The Fort Hunt Sportsmen’s Association, a non-profit club dedicated to the support of local youth sports, presented a donation to the league.
The Fort Hunt Little League will hold its annual Home Run Derby, its largest fundraiser, on May 18.
Fort Hunt Little League offers spring T-ball and baseball for boys and girls ages 4-14. For more information visit www.FortHuntLittleLeague.org.