In addition, representatives from Modell’s Sporting Goods attended to present a check for $11,930 from the proceeds of a t-shirt fundraiser hosted at all Staten Island Modell’s Sporting Goods stores. A representative from Dave & Busters also attended to invite the team for a party following the Borough Hall ceremony at the new Staten Island Dave & Busters location.
Following the brief ceremony, BP Oddo challenged the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions to play wiffle ball with him. Staten Island Yankees mascot Scooter presented the team with wiffle bats for the Borough Hall showdown. Afterwards, BP Oddo welcomed the players, coaches, and parents into to his office for cake donated by Staten Island’s Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe.
“The work these kids put in and all they accomplished is impressive,” said BP Oddo. “You are all a wonderful reflection on our borough and you make Staten Island proud!”
Congratulations to the Mid-Island Little League team for their achievements in the Little League World Series!