August 11, 2013
CONTACT: Patricia S.O’Bannon, Tuckahoe District Supervisor, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4208; (804) 285-4728
Henrico salutes Tuckahoe All-Stars, highlights county’s recreation facilities and programs
Henrico County officials congratulate the Tuckahoe American Little League All-Stars for an outstanding season that carried the team to the brink of the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series. The team finished its campaign with a 15-1 record, not falling until the championship game of the Southeast Region in Warner Robins, Ga. on Friday.
Tuckahoe American’s home fields are in western Henrico at the county’s Tuckahoe Park. Henrico’s Division of Recreation and Parks maintains the park’s grounds and fields, while the league is organized independently by Tuckahoe Little League. Tuckahoe American narrowly missed becoming the fourth team from Tuckahoe Little League to reach the international stage of the Little League World Series.
“Henrico County is very proud of the Tuckahoe American All-Stars — with both their success on the field and the way they put such a good foot forward for our community,” said Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon. “This has been a very exciting time for these boys, their families and friends. We want them to know that Henrico was behind them each step of the way.”
O’Bannon noted Tuckahoe’s players, as well as young athletes countywide, have honed their skills on some of the finest fields and facilities in the country — such as Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park, Dorey Park and Tuckahoe Park — benefiting the quality of play as well as the county’s bottom line. Henrico has hosted more than 20 youth and adult sports tournaments this summer, bringing 17,000 visitors to the county and a $10.5 million boost to the local economy. In 2013, Henrico’s sports tourism program will draw more than 130 tournaments to county fields, with an estimated economic impact of $36 million.
“Henrico County has invested in its park system over the years, and now we’re seeing the rewards,” O’Bannon said.