Wilton Little League is a totally volunteer-run local charitable organization that has been in operation for over 75 years. It has delivered great, affordable baseball fun, development and memories to thousands of Wilton families. It is now seeking donations from local corporate and civic sponsors and families to upgrade its field of play.
“Our principal fields are located at the Wilton Y and they need to be repaired,” said Dave Drew, President of the Wilton Little League Board. “The backstop is so old that it no longer conforms to Little League regulations so we can no longer host official little league games there. And a recent storm downed a tree on one section of our fence.”
“In its 2021 season, Wilton Little League delivered two district champions at the 11- and 12-year-old levels, and the 10-year-old team came in third place,” noted Chris Kelly, WLL Vice President. “Our 12s lost in the final round of the CT state championships. This is the best performance delivered in our 75-year history. We’ve got huge momentum in our program and our ongoing focus on skills development is really paying off.”
In the past, Fairfield County Little League had asked Wilton to host most of its official games at the Wilton Y, organizers said, because they were “the best fields in the area.”
“Now, we are not even permitted to host games because of our fencing. We need to make these improvements to return play to Wilton and match the premium play we’re delivering,” Drew said.
Wilton Little League is asking for the community’s help to raise the funds needed to make repairs and upgrades. “We’ve made significant progress but there’s a lot more to go. We need as many donations in as possible by Jan. 30 to get the work done by season opening in April,” Drew added.
Donations can be made directly through the Wilton Little League website.