Batter Up!

Back at home with the Loves, Ethan, Adam, and William are gearing up for their Spring baseball season. The boys have been playing Little League in the Elk Grove Youth Baseball League for several years, and Dad Jason serves as a coach. Baseball is a special time for the Love family as everyone, including Chrissie and the girls are avid fans. Saturdays in the spring are sun-filled days out at the park, cheering on the boys’ teams and weeknights are busy with their various practice schedules.

Practicing at home with Princess Mouse up to bat, Pirate on first, and a classy pitcher (complete with bowtie!)

In efforts to keep life as normal and upbeat as possible for all the Loves, Jason and the boys will continue to participate in Little League this year and the season is kicking off in just over a week. Jason is coaching Ethan’s triple-A team, the Braves. Adam is on the double-A Red Sox team (an unfortunate fact for Christina, a diehard Yankee’s fan). And William was drafted onto the A’s (single-A).

Jason, Ethan, and Papa Love with last year's team, the Rays

Each year, the League hosts a raffle to raise funds for the teams and each player is required to sell at least $25 worth of raffle tickets to play. If they sell $200 in tickets, their registration is refunded to the family. The League has been kind to offer scholarships for Adam and William this year, and the family has already paid Ethan’s registration costs. However, the boys still need assistance in selling $25 worth of tickets to be eligible, a task Christina normally oversees but is unable to manage right now.

If you are interested in helping the Love boys continue their spring baseball season, Grandma Rebecca is selling the $1 raffle tickets and would be happy to hear from you! You can email her at with your first & last name, mobile & home number, and email address and she will be in touch. The first $25 of tickets need to be purchased by Opening Day on March 10th.

Raffle tickets are $1 each and the raffle is held at the League’s annual Dinner and Casino Night on May 5, 2012. You do not need to be present to win (but are more than welcome to come enjoy the festivities!). Prizes include flat screen TVs and a grand prize of $5,000! Check out information on the league here where you can find information on schedules and events.



6 responses to “Batter Up!

  1. Raffle tickets! I love raffle tickets! Even better if the raffle benefits Little League!

  2. I will buy $50 worth of tickets!!!! email me and let me know how to send you the money and where to send it to!! Those boys touched my heart when we were stationed in VA and I will do what ever I can to help! Any prizes that are won off of my tickets can go to the Love family as well!!

  3. Can u send me the info. We would love to buy some tickets.

  4. Yay for baseball season! Can’t wait to spend some Sat mornings cheering for Love boys! Go A’s, Braves, and Red Sox!

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