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Apr, 2022

Heading into May

There’s no crying in baseball but I got a little misty yesterday when I saw the progress on our baseball field renovation at the James Lee Community Center. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram ( to see the progress unfold. We will begin scheduling League events at James Lee soon. This project is a big deal – in addition to a beautiful new field, you can expect ample parking, basketball courts, a playground, and indoor bathrooms (!!!). This is a multi-phase project and we’ve only just begun. This is possible thanks to you – our generous community of donors – along with our partners at James Lee and our hardworking VP of Operations, Sean Pipia.

Please help this project reach completion by giving generously to Hit A Thon, our only player fundraiser of the year. Hit A Thon 2022 supports the James Lee field and player scholarships. Find your player here, and send their unique fundraising link to friends and family. Every player has a $100 goal; prizes are signed Nats baseballs and Nats box seats for the top fundraisers, and Nats tickets for the top fundraising teams. Our Fundraising team and your Managers will continue to share info over the next two weeks. Right now we’re only at 33% of our goal but I know our League will meet and exceed the target. Hitting takes place during team events the week of May 9th

…and ends with the Adult Home Run Derby and Hit-A-Thon, May 14, 6pm at Westgate Lower. You can expect music, food trucks, friendly competition, and lots of dingers. Men, women, and everyone age 14+ may participate that evening. All the details and adult registration link available here. This was SO MUCH FUN last year and you won’t want to miss it. Participate or just watch – we want to see you at Westgate on May 14. Plan to show some FCKLL pride that night: Our Team Store is always open!

See below for all the other great things coming soon, including the addition of Little League Night at Meridian High School, and see you at Photo Day tomorrow!

Kirsten & all at FCKLL




TONIGHT (4/29): Falls Church HS Little League Night (JV baseball), 6:30pm. Wear your jersey for free entry and concessions! Click here to register and for details.


TOMORROW (4/30): FCKLL Team Photo Day. If you don’t know where and when to report, check with your manager ASAP. We want to see all 585 players tomorrow! No individual photo order required but please come out for your team’s photo opp! Special thanks to Allison Jester for leading us!


NEW Friday May 6: Little League Night at Meridian HSCome cheer on the Meridian Mustangs at 6:00pm. Players who wear their FCKLL jerseys get in free of charge. Adults need to purchase a ticket online in advance, at this website. Plan to arrive at 5:45 to join the team on the field for lineups and the National Anthem. Players should also plan to stay after the game to run the bases! Questions? Contact Laura Downs at [email protected]


Saturday, May 7: Manager Softball Friendly, 4-6pm at Idylwood 3. All players are invited to come watch their coaches take the diamond in this fun annual tradition. Cheering encouraged, heckling strongly encouraged!


Week of May 16: Final regular season games are the week of May 16, if all stays on track. The last tee ball games of the season are Saturday, May 21. Season championships games for Single A, AA, AAA, and Majors are also Saturday, May 21 (these games feature “first half” vs. “second half” champs – we will announce first half winners as soon as we wrap up a few pesky rescheduled rainouts).


Week of May 23: The Postseason Tournament begins for Single A through Majors. All teams Single A+ play until they lose. There are no games on Saturday, May 28 (unless rain forces rescheduling). Tournament Championship Games are Saturday, June 4 (see below for more on that).


Monday, May 30: The Falls Church Memorial Day Parade returns after a hiatus, and once again we will participate! Time is approximately 1-3pm, details coming in May. Optional for players at all levels. This is a great kickoff to summer! Can you help herd cats? Contact [email protected] to offer a hand.


Saturday, June 4: Closing Day, featuring tournament championship games for Single A-Majors and the Spring 2022 Closing Ceremony for all who wish to attend. Four games are played in the morning/early afternoon at Westgate Upper & Lower, with our Closing Ceremony and trophy presentations in the afternoon on the turf. Details TBC.


Weekend of June 11: Two AWESOME events from the Nats!


·       Saturday, June 11: For the first time since 2019, a Nationals Player Visit! District 4 Little Leagues who are part of the Nats Team UP program are invited to hear from a current member of the Nats roster (player TBD). Details coming soon, but this will likely be 10-11am at a neighboring district’s home field. Save the date now, details coming soon.

·       Sunday, June 12: And the very next day, the Nats Annual Free Ticket Day! Every FCKLL player is invited to head to Nats Park to see the 1:35 game vs the Brewers FOR FREE. Two tickets per player wearing this season’s jersey and cap. Ticket pickup starts at 11am that day. Again, please save the date, many more details coming soon. FREE MLB TICKETS, WHAT’S MORE AWESOME THAN THAT??? Thank you Nats for your generosity, and thank you FCKLL fans and fams for reading this absurdly long message.


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P.O. Box 6612 
Falls Church, Virginia 22040

Email: [email protected]

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