Batter Up! Registration Begins for WaHi Little League Team
By Carla Zanoni
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Batter up! The Michael J. Buczek Little League is looking for new team members for its 2011 season.
Parents can enroll girls and boys ages four to 11 in the league on March 5, 12 and 19, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the 34th Precinct at 4295 Broadway.
34th Precinct police officers and local residents coach the teams.
The Little League group was named in memory of Buczek, a Washington Heights police officer who was killed by drug dealers in Upper Manhattan on October 18, 1988 while responding to a call.
His father, Ted Buczek, began the league on Oct. 18, 1988 in order to engage neighborhood children in positive activities while they were young.
"Our goal is to keep children busy after school and on weekends to keep them off the streets," reads the league's site.
Buczek died last year at 84 years old following a long struggle with prostate cancer.
The Little League registration fee is $125. Uniforms will be handed out at registration. Only wood bats are allowed.
For more information, call 203-515-1249, or visit the league's website.