Little leaguers selling Care Kits for charity

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 23:28:23-05

Legends are made on baseball diamonds every day. These bay area little leaguers from Temple Terrace are on their way to becoming legends in their own right by making a big league impact on their own community.

"This is a care kit bag; we will be distributing these to the homeless," said Erica Hoskins.

To raise money for their season, the Tampa Bay Legends are asking folks to buy $11 Care Kits.

"I interviewed my own kids on if you were homeless or needy, what would you want to put in a care kit bag," said Hoskins.

"I said a house, but you can't put that in a bag," said James Hoskins.

While they couldn't put a house, the bags do provide basic necessities like toothpaste, socks, blankets and more. They've already purchased 75 bags, with a goal to deliver 130 to the local Salvation Army shelter next month. The money left over will go to pay for travel and equipment expenses for the team.

"It gives us an opportunity to teach them about helping others, about differentiating between wants and needs," said coach John Vollstedt.

As the late, great Yogi Berra once said, providing love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.

If you would like to purchase a Care Kit from the team, just click here