Honda Helps Repair Flood-Damaged Houston Little League Fields
Little Leaguers in Houston, Texas experienced the ultimate rain delay when consistent flooding throughout 2016 extensively damaged their baseball fields. Fortunately, Honda and its award-winning Ridgeline pickup are stepping up to the plate to provide some much needed run support.
Through the Honda Little League Grant Program, the Japanese automaker donated $55,000 to the “Honda Ridgeline Little League Community Program,” which helped restore Houston’s affected OFA Little League facilities. On Opening Day—March 4, 2017—OFA Little League of Houston revealed the results, which included regarded fields, repaired bleachers, mended fences, restored dugouts, and protective netting replacements.
Honda documented the transformation, with the first video, “Before,” debuting today (presumably, a video titled “After” will follow shortly). Take a look:
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The renovation was made possible thanks to the help of local Honda dealers and community volunteers—not to mention the capable Ridgeline.
“Honda is dedicated to helping young people strive to pursue their dreams and our Honda Little League Grant Program enables us to help communities overcome damage from weather related disasters, like flooding experienced in this neighborhood of Houston last year,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President of Honda Automobile Marketing.
American Honda has been sponsoring Little League Baseball and Softball since 1996, and has donated over 1.2 million dollars to underfunded leagues through its Honda Little League Grant Program. The company’s donations have supported the improvement of playing fields, the purchase of new equipment, and the rebuilding of local Little League programs significantly damaged by natural disasters, in areas such as Joplin, Missouri; Staten Island, New York; Brookville, Pennsylvania; and now, Houston, Texas.
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