Lakeview wins MJ League challenge, donates $500 back to park

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

MT. JULIET — Lakeview Elementary School is the winner of the Mt. Juliet League’s “Who wants to play ball” challenge.

Each year, the league reaches out to area schools to announce spring signups and offers a $500 donation to the school which has the most signups to play ball in the league.

“Lakeview Elementary signed up 95 of its students to play baseball or softball this spring at MJ League,” league president Luke Winchester said. “This is a great compliment to the school and its outreach to keep the kids active in organized sports.”

Lakeview PTO president Angela Estes said the school made the decision to donate the earnings back to the league to be used to help those who need financial assistance to play.

“We are humbled by the donation back to our park and their concern for making sure that all children that desire to play ball can play ball at MJ League,” Winchester said. “We would like to congratulate Lakeview Elementary, all of its students, parents and administrators and thank them for their continued support of MJ League.”

The league, which began in 1968, offers baseball and softball for ages 4-16. Opening day will be March 22 with the regular season running through the end of May.

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