Houstonians are opening their hearts and their purse strings Saturday to help get the Bridge City Little League fields ready for the upcoming season. The facilities were severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. Cost to repair the field and facilities is $106,779. Several businesses in the area that would normally sponsor teams were forced to close due to hurricane damage.

At 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Baseball Bar at Minute Maid Park, join hosts, Reid Ryan, president and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball (representing his father, Nolan Ryan), Don Sanders of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, Houston Mayor Bill White, Houston City Council Member and Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Sue Lovell, Former Houston City Council Member Bert Keller, special guest Senator Tommy Williams and Bridge City Little League President Brigg Patterson for a special fundraising reception to help rebuild the Bridge City Little League complexes.

The league has 75 teams and 975 kids that participate in the Little League, including three challenger teams of special-needs children. They have never turned down a child for financial reasons.

BCLL needs help with funds to make repairs. Click here for the form to send in a donation. Any donation accepted. Please make checks payable to Bridge City Little League.