FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – America’s favorite pastime is coming to Farmville, thanks to a local attorney who wants to better the community through baseball.
People in Farmville are working hard to bring an American Legion team to town, and they could be throwing out the first pitch as early as next summer.
Local attorney Joshua Boberg saw the need for a team after realizing if young men want to play American Legion ball, they have to travel to Greenville or Snow Hill. Boberg approached Farmville American Legion Post 151 with the idea. They enthusiastically agreed to sponsor the team. Right now, they’re working on fundraising.
Farmville Central High School will be the team’s home base. It’ll welcome a new group of 16 to 18 men under the age of 19. The typical Legion season consists of about 16 games over the course of a month.
Boberg says Farmville is the perfect place for a new team.
“Eastern North Carolina is a great location for baseball talent. But it’s also an area where the communities support what’s happening within their community. They have the ability to rally around something they believe in. And they have the ability to keep their resources and their efforts close to home,” Boberg said.
Boberg credits American Legion teams in Greenville and Snow Hill for helping to get this off the ground.
For more details on how you can get involved, contact Boberg Law Office at 252-753-1234.