Lingle encourages Little League fans to help support team families

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Governor Lingle is encouraging those who are able to help out the families of the Waipio Little League baseball team.

"I encourage those who can to also show their aloha for the team through a monetary contribution to help the families offset some of the travel and related expenses," said Governor Lingle, who made the first donation herself.

"These families are on the road this summer because their children love the game of baseball.  They've sacrificed a lot, especially financially, so their sons can pursue their dreams."

Tax deductible donations may be sent to the Hawaii Children's Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.  All contributions will go to the Waipio team.  Checks should be made out to the Hawaii Children's Foundation. Please indicate on the check that the donation is for the Waipio All-Stars Little League Team.

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