WILLIAMS—Spring signals the beginning of baseball season and training for summer little league.
Unfortunately, Coach Richard Aguilar will not be with us this season. Lee Payne has taken up his coaching job and wants to purchase new Astros uniforms for the team. The uniforms will include emblems in honor of the late Coach Aguilar. Mr Aguilar was an active participant in organizing the barbeque to welcome the annual Run For The Wall veterans.
Lee has received some donations for new uniforms and is working with the American Legion Cordova Post #13 to come up with the rest of the approximately $900 for the uniforms. To that end they are holding a raffle which features a Smokey the Bear baseball autographed by retired local pro Billy Hatcher.
While writing this article, other donations were made which include a Jillian Michaels training set. Jillian is the personal trainer who became known for the reality series The Biggest Loser. Johnny Hatcher donated a Diamondbacks hat autographed by Luis Gonzales with a certificate of authenticity.
Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing is scheduled for next Friday evening, the 29th of March, at the American Legion. Tickets may be obtained through the American Legion Post or by calling Lee Payne at 928-607-7918. If you are not interested in the prizes, a small donation would also be welcome to benefit the team and the Williams Little League.
Mr. Payne noted that any money collected in excess of the uniforms will go to the Williams Little League.