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A check for the proceeds gathered from a May 18 fundraiser for the Verona Little League is presented. The funds will go toward lowering the costs of the tournament league for players and their families.

Verona Little League coach Cory Fulton said that whenever costs for baseball players and their families can be reduced, that’s a winning situation.

That’s exactly what a fundraiser held May 18 at It’s Time Bar did, raising $3,000 for the Verona Little League. The event consisted of a raffle and an all-you-can-eat buffet, with 10 percent of the proceeds going toward the organization, he told the Press.

This year’s event was the second of its kind, bringing in three times as much money as the previous year, Fulton said, and with more people in attendance.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward lowering costs for tournaments and uniforms for children involved with higher-level teams.

“It’s a community based organization, and we want to support the community that we live in with funds that will provide a better outcome for kids that are involved,” he said.

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