Grant recipient: East Nashville Little League

ENLL 02Last spring, the neighborhood board voted to give $650 grants to three organizations (see details on how to apply on page 4). The final organization featured in the newsletter is East Nashville Little League. This article was submitted by Brett Vargason.

East Nashville Little League’s focus is to provide youth in East Nashville with an atmosphere that encourages mental, social, and emotional maturity while developing excellent fundamental baseball skills.

ENLL believes youth sports belong in the community and we love giving this opportunity for kids to have fun playing baseball in their own neighborhood. We believe that by keeping sports in the community it develops stronger ties to local schools, businesses, and families.

ENLL has been a chartered member of Little League Baseball since 2012, a national organization that’s committed to helping children develop the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being.

Our program is located in historic Shelby Park (across from the Shelby Bottoms Greenway), where East Nashville’s youth have been playing baseball for over 100 years.ENLL 01

This year, we expect ENLL to involve more than 500 kids, ranging in age from 4 to 14.

The league so grateful for the LSNA grant because it provides funding for our scholarship program. We will never turn a child away because of a economic situation. We believe sports are for everyone and the LSNA grant ensures that belief and promise.