In last week’s newspaper, the coverage of the annual Little League Banquet was reported. In looking over the pictures, we noticed as big a smile on the faces of the coaches and officers of the East Boston Little League as the players.
These volunteers deserve to be thanked.
The long hours that these volunteers – led by President Chucky Cassaro and his hard-working board of directors that includes longtime coach and officer, Dr. Robert Gildbride, an East Boston dentist – put in should not be taken lightly. These coaches give up their time to pass on a love of the game to the next generation.
A common story from thousands of our residents is how playing Little Baseball positively influenced their lives. And, many of these coaches themselves were at one time players just learning the fundamentals of the game.
By their volunteering, they are passing the proverbial torch to a new generation not only of memories and friendships that will last a lifetime, but by their example, that our community is better when people pitch in to help.
East Boston Little League looks poised for successful seasons in years to come, thanks to community leaders such as Chucky Cassaro and Dr. Richard Gilbride and others who contribute their time and energy to the youth baseball organization that has served Eastie well for many decades.
And the renovation of Noyes Park, creating brand new ballfields, will enhance each player’s experience in a big way beginning next season.