Reprinted from KGNS.tv
LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - They strive to hit home runs and win against all odds, but a group of little leaguers are striking down on hunger by making Thanksgiving possible for many outside Laredo.
The Laredo Baseball Pony League gave away dozens of turkeys to families who live in the Colonias area Tuesday.
The coach for the team says this is done to teach the little ones to give back, and make a Thanksgiving meal possible for everyone in the community.
"Here, the Laredo Pony League is about helping the community", said Ricardo Espinoza, of the Mustang Division. "The title itself is protecting our nations youth. The kids here, us the parents, coaches we get to share memories and have an opportunity for the community for kids to compare and we're all here with our families. And now with Thanksgiving, it's about being together with the family."
Espinoza says the team will be hosting another tournament next month, where the entrance fee will be toys to give for the less fortunate this coming Christmas.