BANNING, CA – In its ongoing work to support local youth in the community, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians presented the Banning Pass Little League with a $20,000 contribution to help the organization purchase new baseball equipment for its youth players.
“Supporting local youth by creating new opportunities for learning and recreation is very important to our tribe,” said Morongo Tribal Chairman Charles Martin. “The Banning Pass Little League provides local kids with a safe and healthy environment to learn the great game of baseball and to develop positive qualities, like sportsmanship, teamwork and integrity as they build friendships that will last a lifetime.”
Banning Pass Little League President Johnny Sigala thanked Morongo for the donation, which will help the expected 450 local youth who will participate in the league this year by providing new and needed gear and field maintenance equipment.
“We deeply appreciate this generous donation from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which will help hundreds of children in the Banning area, now and in the years to come,” said Sigala. “Morongo has truly made an essential investment in the future of this league, and we can’t thank the tribe enough for its efforts to make a difference in the lives of so many young players across the community.”
Over the past decade, Morongo has given over $10 million to support local and regional non-profit organizations that help seniors, families, veterans, youth and those in need.