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Councilman raising funds to send Little League to Alhambra Dodger Night

Councilman Gary Yamauchi is asking the community for donations to help send the Alhambra Little League to the city's annual Dodger Night for free. Yamauchi helped raise enough money last year to send more than 15 teams to the game at no cost, according to a press release from the city.

Alhambra Dodger Night tickets are on sale now at the Alhambra Civic Center Library for $15 each. Attendees will watch the Dodgers face the New York Mets on Aug. 13 at 7:10 p.m. and receive a free Dodger cap at the game.

Anyone who would like to donate can make a check out to Gary Yamauchi and mail it to 690 S. Date Ave, Alhambra Calif., 91803.  For additional information, call 626-524-4516.

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12 thoughts on “Councilman raising funds to send Little League to Alhambra Dodger Night”

  1. Brett Moorover

    Plenty of small groups ask banks to handle donations for them, including groups that do not have IRS 501c3 non-profit status. Asking people to deposit their Little League donations into Yamauchi’s own personal bank account doesn’t make sense. Making a check out to the Little League team and having a separate bank account set up for them does.

    1. Brett, yes plenty of small groups do, and plenty DON’T. Stop making your opinions into a fact. It’s not working. And I said earlier, don’t write a check if you’re not happy about it.

  2. Brett Moorover

    Having a local bank accept donations on behalf of the Little League team would dispel any perceptions and possibility of impropriety on Yamauchi’s part. The check would be written out to the team, and the bank would keep track of the donations for the team. This is normal; asking the community to write out checks to Yamauchi’s personal account is not.

    1. Brett, for a non-profit organization, yes a bank account would provide source documents for transparency. For a single person to volunteer his own personal time utilizing funds that most likely falls below the threshold for IRS reporting requirements, that’s his CHOICE!

      Stop your bickering and if your still not happy, then stop talking and DO SOMETHING about it!

  3. Brett Moorover

    Uh, Thomas, it’s just a simple phone call to the bank. Hardly what I’d call bureaucratic.

    1. Oh Brett, you make things so simplistic by insisting a bank gets involved. And writing a check to a guy who has already proven himself to help these kids is really hard, isn’t it?

      I strongly suggest you file a lawsuit or report this to the IRS if you truly believe this is fraud. Goodluck, you’ll need it!

  4. That part about writing a check out to Yamauchi is so wrong that it’s funny. Say it ain’t so! LOL On a serious note, any perceptions and possibility of impropriety can easily be avoided if the team asked a local bank to handle donations (set up an account for donations in the name of the team, accept donations on behalf of the team). This is a common enough practice. (By bank, I do not mean the Bank of Yamauchi.)

    1. Yes Brett, it’s so wrong. And so is volunteerism and transparency in all we do and who we are by our past actions… Let’s sue the city and Gary for all this corruption in not going through the bureaucratic way for the simple process of taking kids out to a game only once in a while. You are so right that it’s not even funny.

  5. That is a great idea and should be a lot of fun for the little league`rs

  6. @ Tommy

    Love your “love it or leave it” attitude. Very old school.

  7. I beg your pardon!?! Make out a check to Yamauchi, personally? I don’t think so. How about a check to something like Alhambra Little League?

    1. @ A Friend,

      I beg your pardon? One of my friend’s son went to the game last year. If you don’t trust him, then DON’T WRITE A CHECK!!!