For over 5 decades, WORKS Little League (formerly known as Rich-Haven) has brought our community together, and taught children how to play with each other and the value of teamwork.  And even though there's snow and ice on the ground, it's not too early to start thinking about the Spring -- in fact, WORKS Little League (formerly Rich-Haven) is currently gearing up for their 2010 Season.  You can click here to visit their Official Website -- or you can click here to visit their brand-new Facebook Page.

WORKS Little League has certainly come a long way.  They have added teams for girls, and they have a special Challenger League for children with autism.  Last year, we paid a visit to WORKS Little League on Picture Day, and had a great time.  Here is the video from that day -- including a NY1 Feature on WORKS Little League:

The 2010 parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th.  We're certain that many of our readers have walked in that parade at one time or another.  The kids, parents, and coaches march along Jamaica Avenue, up Forest Parkway, and in to the park, usually stopping for a rally at the bandshell.  This year, because of construction to the bandshell, they will keep walking until they reach Victory Field.

Mark it on your calendars and make sure you come out to wave to the kids.  We were out for the parade last year, click here to view our coverage of the 2009 Parade.   As a bonus, that report contains film of the 1959 Parade down Jamaica Avenue!The President of WORKS Little League is Terrence Flanagan, shown below with Mets Shortstop, Jose Reyes:

Mr. Flanagan called in to Project Woodhaven On The Air last Friday to discuss the upcoming season, as well as reminisce about the past years of little league baseball in Woodhaven.  Here is Part 1 of our conversation:

And here is Part 2 in which we discuss the parade:

Many thanks to Terrence, and all the parents, coaches and sponsors.    It's an important piece of any community -- and having the support of that community is key.  And so, we are very pleased to announce -- that Project Woodhaven will be sponsoring a team for the 2010 Season.  We don't know which team yet -- what their name is, or anything -- but we look forward to going down to the field and rooting our team on! 

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