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Gentleman's club donates to struggling Lennox Little League

March 12, 2012 |  8:20 am

A Los Angeles strip club has donated $1,200 to help keep a local Little League afloat for another season.

The gift from Jet Strip Gentleman’s Club will allow more than 300 kids in the Lennox Little League to take the field, according to the Daily Breeze. The league has already received a combined $1,600 in donations from a Little League affiliate in neighboring Westchester and from the Lennox Coordinating Council, the paper said.

The league needs the additional funds to offset increased fees imposed by the K-8 Lennox School District, league president Roberto Aguirre told the Daily Breeze. He said the school district owns all the baseball diamonds in the one-square-mile community near Los Angeles International Airport and it has doubled the usage fee it charges the league, as of December. The district also reportedly has forbidden the sale of grilled foods like hot dogs and hamburgers.

Opening day this year was marked only by balloons tied to a chain-link fence, the Daily Breeze reported

"We're all bummed and sad," Aguirre told the paper. "It's even kind of embarrassing."

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-- Matt Stevens
Twitter.com/mattstevenslat

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