Strip Club Comes To The Rescue Of Cash-Strapped Little Leaguers

It looked like there might have been a lot of pint-sized sluggers who wouldn’t get to play baseball in Lennox, CA, because the local Little League was hard up for cash. But thanks in large part to a donation from a local strip club, the kids’ baseball dreams are still alive for one more season.

According to DailyBreeze.com, the club quietly made the $1,200 donation a couple weeks ago to the local school board.

“We don’t really like to brag about it,” the club’s general manager, a 15-year veteran of the Lennox Coordinating Council, tells the paper about why he didn’t make a big deal about the donation. The club has also made several hush-hush donations in the past that have gone to fund various things like scholarships.

A fellow council member outed the strip club as the mystery donor, but only to highlight the way the business has helped the community.

“They’ve always stayed in the background,” she tells the Daily Breeze. “I told [the general manager], `Hey, it’s about time we get you out of the background and let people know you care about the community’… They don’t do anything illegal. It’s a business. To each his own.”

Surprise donation from strip club helps give Lennox Little League another year [DailyBreeze.com]

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  1. tbax929 says:

    I am okay with this. It’s a local business helping out a great organization. No complaints from me.

  2. Marlin says:
  3. humphrmi says:

    As long as they don’t use Chico’s Bail Bonds.

  4. SkyeFargo says:

    When I was a kid, the pizzeria that sponsored our team would give us free slices and sodas after a win. Just sayin’…

  5. fantomesq says:
    • Cat says:

      I knew that would happen. Self-righteous hypocrites.

      For $1200 bucks, I’d put their logo on every kids cap.

    • FashionablyDoomed says:

      That’s lame. Who cares who the money is from. You think those little kids are going to give a shit? Just let them play baseball!

      • Platypi {Redacted} says:

        I can see the league taking some heat for this, but just let them play ball! Maybe the donation could just go to the district owning the fields, and they could reduce the field use fees by the same amount for the Little League? FIND A SOLUTION!

    • r-nice says:

      It’s sad really. Some of those strippers might have kids on the team.

    • hoi-polloi says:

      That’s why Maria Verduzco Smith, the member of the Lennox Coordinating Council, should have kept quiet. The public reaction to donations from any adult-oriented business is usually about this warm. It’s a damn shame this business couldn’t continue to quietly do good deeds.

      • NurseTimLPN says:

        That’s the very reason the strip club didn’t want their donations to be public knowledge.

        • JennQPublic says:

          It stands to reason that the strip club owner would be smart enough to see this, but the city council member was too stupid to understand human nature.

    • Jawaka says:

      Lennox can turn down the donation to the league but couldn’t the strip bar just offer to sponsor each team?

  6. TerpBE says:

    During the seventh inning stretch, they also volunteer to clean the foul poles.

  7. human_shield says:

    Good for them. Plus, the victory party will be way more fun than the basement of Pizza Hut.

  8. axhandler1 says:

    Disgraceful. So helping kids play baseball is less important than determining which law-abiding businesses to take donations from. The strip club wasn’t even requesting that it’s name/logo be worn by the kids, or even public acknowledgement of the gift! They just wanted the kids to be able to play baseball. The parents who turned down the money should be ashamed of themselves.

    • Cat says:

      A few of the dads are probably down at the club right now shaming themselves.

      • axhandler1 says:

        Well, I hope they at least brought their kids along.

        “Joey, I know you’re disappointed about no baseball this season, but let me take you down to Jets and show you exactly why we decided to turn down that money.”

  9. pk says:

    They should create an organization for allocating donations so the money appears to not come directly from them. This is what our local casino does, they donate to Penn Treaty Special Services which in turns gives grants to organizations in the neighborhood.

    • InsertPithyNicknameHere says:

      Actually, it appears that that’s exactly what they did. They donated the money to the Lenox Coordinating Council, “which acts as a kind of unofficial proxy for a city council in the unincorporated town.” The Council then redistributes the money. But someone on the Council opened her big mouth and told everyone where this particular donation originally came from.

    • StarKillerX says:

      What’s sad is that they should even need to do something like that.

      I don’t see where it matters if you like/support strip clubs or not refusing a donation from one for something like little league is moronic. I mean it would be one thing to say you don’t want them sponsoring a team and calling them the Lennox Pole Dancers or something but they didn’t and some stuck up asshole is going to punish children because the don’t support where the money came from?

  10. Buckus says:

    Idiots…money is money, and this money was from a legal business. I could understand if “Vinnie” the drug dealer offerred to “Take Care” of those field fees, but the money from the strip club is all above the table, metaphorically speaking.

  11. Guppy06 says:

    They already made a movie out of the story. It stars Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.

  12. sufreak says:

    What the hell kind of place is this:
    “The one-square-mile community near LAX runs a Little League with about 300 kids but is faced with doubled field-usage fees imposed by the K-8 Lennox School District, League President Roberto Aguirre told the Daily Breeze. The district also reportedly has forbidden the sale of grilled foods like hot dogs and hamburgers”

    Forbidden sale of grilled foods? That’s a great way to make money cheaply.

    • mianne prays her parents outlive the TSA says:

      So the district forbids concessions sales, and now that the word is out, parents are forbidding the (until recently) anonymous benefactor… Way to turn the already sardonic expression, “Won’t somebody please think of the children!” on its head!

      How about all those folks who got their knickers in a twist over their former sponsor come up with a way of their own to fund the league?

      • StarKillerX says:

        The only way the Little League should refuse the donation is if those opposing it donate 50% more then the club was, otherwise they can shut their mouths!

    • red says:

      “The sale of grilled foods is FORBIDDEN”

      “Behold, the forbidden taste of hot dog at a little league game”

      “Hot dog at little league game? THOU ART FORBIDDEN FROM PARTAKING

  13. Such an Interesting Monster says:

    *cough*littleleaguesuperpac*cough*

  14. TonyK says:

    Wonderful story about a local (and legal) business helping out their community. Who really could have anything wrong with this.

  15. MongoAngryMongoSmash says:

    At least they could let the kids get to first base.

  16. u1itn0w2day says:

    Strippers and a sport that involves leather gloves, bats and balls. Hope they aren’t coaching.

  17. RiverStyX says:

    Not original. Reno 911 did this years ago on a skit – It was a brothel, but same difference – and I’m sure some other show did it before them too.

  18. dolemite says:

    Strange, these sound like reasonable people.

  19. AngryK9 says:

    Now all those parents with moral objections to strip clubs will start pulling their kids out of the league.

  20. spartie says:

    Could have a strip club sponsoring a morning show….