Williamsport, Pa. / Sept. 19, 2016 – There was a heart-warming baseball game played Aug. 27 in Williamsport – and it had nothing to do with the two teams from Endwell, N.Y. and Goodlettsville, Tenn. that battled it out for the U.S. championship at this year’s Little League World Series. Instead, this game, this day, belonged to a fun-loving gang of little leaguers from Camp Hill, Pa. and Grand Junction, Colo.
The youngsters from the Keystone and Rocky Mountain states traveled to Williamsport this summer to play the final game of the season for the Little League Challenger Division, a branch of Little League Baseball for boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges. And while the game was being played, none of the players – or their family members and friends – that made the trip to Williamsport cared much about the final score. Stepping onto Little League Baseball’s biggest stage made them all winners.
Such an amazing feat rightfully deserved to be celebrated. So the Challenger Division capped the season finale with a post-game party at the South Williamsport Park Complex located near the Little League stadium where the game was played. Some of the loudest cheers during both the game and celebration afterwards could be heard coming from agents at WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Premier, which calls Williamsport home. The agents also were seen downtown at the Williamsport Welcomes the World festival prior to the game selling hot dogs, some wrapped in bacon, grilled cheese sticks and all sorts of tasty treats during the Little League World Series championship weekend to raise funds for the Challenger Division’s annual post-game celebration. Something the real estate office has done for the past five years.
“Seeing the faces of these amazing young people light up when they stepped onto the playing field here at the Little League World Series while hearing the crowd cheer them on is one of the greatest feelings ever,” said Chris Pardee, the owner/broker of WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Premier. “My team and I consider it an honor to be a part of something that is much bigger than a baseball game. This is about helping kids with challenges feel like every other kid out there. We can’t wait to come back next year and do it all over again.”
Returning next year will give WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Premier a chance to add to the already hefty sum that the office has been able to raise over the years, which includes a dollar for dollar match by the company for every item sold at its concession stand. Dollar matching contributions also came in from other Williamsport businesses, including Front Door Settlement Services, Artisan Kitchen & Bath, Hudock Capital Group and Prime Lending. The selling of ballpark snacks has generated $8,035 to date to help support the Challenger Division’s end of season baseball celebration.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Premier is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliated office. The office, which serves Williamsport and surrounding communities, currently has 34 agents who bring many years of combined experience to their clients.
For more information about WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Premier, located at 400 Market Street, Suite 3, contact Elizabeth Patterson at 570- 601-0774 or visit weichertrealestatewilliamsport.com.