The new Walmart Superstore in Vineland, New Jersey recently donated $7,500 to North Vineland Little League to be used for a new scoreboard at the main Little League field.
In October 2008, the North Vineland Little League Board Of Directors learned through the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce that Walmart was accepting requests from community organizations for donations as part of its tradition to give back to the community during grand openings of new store locations. A donation request letter was submitted to Walmart explaining what role North Vineland Little League has in providing an essential and positive experience for the youth of the Vineland community. Also provided in the letter were a list of league needs along with their financial objectives. In December 2008, North Vineland Little League was informed that Walmart had generously agreed to make a donation towards a new scoreboard.
During the opening ceremonies on January 21, 2009 Walmart made more than $50,000 in donations to local charities. Shown accepting a $7,500 donation to the North Vineland Little League are (from left): Nelson Ocasio, president; Lisa Somerville, treasurer; Mark Conley, Walmart store manager; Hector Rodriguez, board member; Bill Somerville, board member; Elviro Ocasio Jr., board member.