Petaluma Little League Gets Corporate Help

By Jason Middleton
|  Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 1:56 PM PDT
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Petaluma National Little League is getting ready to play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.

Petaluma National Little League is getting ready to play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.

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They've earned a spot on the national baseball stage, but it isn't cheap getting an entire Little League team to Williamsport, Penn.

With travel costs mounting for the Petaluma Nationals team to get to their World Series, Comcast Sportsnet, the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants have teamed up to donate $15,000 to help them out.

"We look forward to cheering on the Petaluma Nationals and are hopeful that they will bring back a Little League World Series championship to Northern California," Ted Griggs, President of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, said.

The Petaluma National Little League team defeated the Nanakuli Little League team from Hawaii 7-5 last Saturday and became the first Sonoma County team to make it to the Little League World Series, and the first Northern California team to advance to the World Series since the Aptos Little League did it in 2002.

Petaluma's team won the West Region championship after winning all four of its games in round-robin play and defeating the North Las Vegas team in the semifinal round and the Hawaii team in the final round in San Bernardino. Eight teams from the United States and eight international teams will compete for the Little League crown in Williamsport, Pa. between August 16 and 26.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBC and NBC Bay Area.

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