South Tahoe All-Stars seek community help for trip to Little League Intermediate 50/70 Division West Regional tournament
Donate to the South Tahoe All-Stars regionals trip
Online: Crowdrise.com, search “South Tahoe Little League”
Check: Mail to South Tahoe Little League, P.O. Box 13739, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
The most decorated team in South Tahoe National Little League history is seeking help from the local community. The South Tahoe All-Stars are headed to the Little League Intermediate 50/70 Division West Regional tournament July 18-28 in Arizona, and are currently raising money for the 1,000-mile trip.
South Tahoe National Little League originated in 1963. Teams in 1982 and 1986 won District 1 titles, with the 1982 squad losing in the state championship. In recent years, a local 10-11-year-old team made the district finals.
No group, however, has enjoyed as much success as the All-Star team that won the state title by taking a three-game series over Summerlin North (Las Vegas) held in South Lake Tahoe June 25-26. The same team made the 10-11 district finals in 2014 and advanced to the 11-12 final four last summer before winning the state title this year — and has a record 19 tournament wins.
South Tahoe will travel to Nogales, Arizona, to play in the West Regional tournament later this month. The tournament will feature teams from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii. Idaho, Northern California, Oregon, Southern California and Washington, and will send one team to the Little League Intermediate 50/70 World Series.
The South Tahoe All-Stars feature Travis Lee, Isaiah Daley, Ty Loughlin, Kade Koeppen, Miles Hamburg, Deven Suhka, Levi Shambaugh, Eric Vasser, Andrew Lehmann, Cameron Lehmann, Jaden Aquino and Kyle Clark. The coaching staff includes manager Mark Lehmann along with assistants Pradip Patel and Albert Aquino.
The All-Stars will accept any donation — big or small — for the upcoming trip to Arizona. Donations can be made online at Crowdrise or via checks written to South Tahoe Little League, P.O. Box 13739, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.
As of Thursday, July 7, the Crowdrise page has raised $2,610 of the $15,000 goal for travel and lodging. According to the page, any overages will be applied to the STNLL general fund for programs in spring, summer or fall, to maintain fields and make further improvements.