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Throgs Neck Little League seeks alumni for 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance

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The Throgs Neck Little League is seeking alumni who may have moved out of the community to come back and attend its 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance.

The event will include an evening of festivties and will take place at Marina del Rey on Saturday, March 31, said TNLL secretary Frank Eisele. Tickets are $180 per couple, or $90 per person, Eisele stated.

The little leauge is celebrating 60 years in existance, and during that time many of the “graduates” of the league may have moved away, but the league is hoping that parents, relatives, and friends of former players will remind them of all the good times that they had playing baseball in their youth, and that the graduates will in turn come to the fundraiser, Eisele said.

“Hopefully, the parents of league alumni who have moved away will reach out to their kids and tell them there is this gala going on that celebrates the 60th diamond anniversary of the little league,” Eisele stated. “We are asking alumni parents to ask their children to come to this event.”

During the dinner dannce, men who played in the league will be receiving special pins commemorating the occasion, while women will be receiving flowers, Eisele stated. Placards with photographs from every decade of the league stretching back to the 1950s will be created for the event, Eisele said.

When the Throgs Neck Little League 50th Annivesary Dinner Dance was held ten years ago, over 400 people attended, Eisele stated. He is hopeing for an even bigger turnout this time around.

The Throgs Neck Little League’s 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance will pay tribute to all of the volunteers who have helped build the league since its founding, Eisele said. Many have heard about Leo Vitti and Bob Jonap, but there are many others who have have gone unhearalded, Eisele stated.

“We are looking to go back to all of the guys who played originally, from day one, and then forward,” Eisele said.

For more information on the Throgs Neck Little League 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance, or to purchase tickets, call (718) 822-8232.

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