Tonawanda News — It's been 13 years since the Tonawanda National Little League closed its doors after almost five decades of baseball for the area's youth.
But those who participated haven't forgotten what the league stood for and what it meant to all the young players that came through the league.
Forty-one alumni of TNLL attended the second-annual league reunion on July 13 at the American Legion Post 264 in Tonawanda to share memories and celebrate the TNLL.
Don Horton, a member of the TNLL alumni committee, said the night was a smashing success.
"A great time was had by all and old stories and memorabilia were shared," he said in an email.
A total of $423 was raised and will be donated to the baseball program at the Boys and Girls Club of Tonawanda.
Before the reunion, TNLL alumni battled Boys and Girls Club staff and friends of the league in a softball game at the fields over on Franklin Street. TNLL alumni earned the victory by a score of 17-9.
Marty Baron was named the MVP of the game for his outstanding play in the field.