By Carla Orozco
The North Richmond Green “Panthers” Little League Banquet/Awards Ceremony was held at the Shields Reid Community Center, Wednesday, August 17.
The residents who attended the celebration included youth ages 5-15 and their coaches, who were participants of the program, in addition to their friends and family members.
Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and City Council Member Jovanka Beckles also attended the banquet and helped distribute trophies to all players from each of the five North Richmond Community Teams.
The Neighborhood House of North Richmond sponsors the North Richmond Green Little League Program, which is designed to encourage youth participants to get involved in sports activities and to improve the environment of their community. The players and coaches volunteer to participate in clean-up projects as part of the “North Richmond Green Campaign”.