Present: Sue Henderson, John Loffredo, Mayor Kevin Sanders, Ed Johnson
Absent: Deputy Mayor Jim Bruno
Asbury Park's Little League Needs Funds & Coaches
Danny McKee the volunteer, who has given up two years of his personal income to bring back the city's Little League to prize-winning glory, made an impassioned plea tonight for four coaches and financial help. McKee told the council the matching gifts promised by the City and Asbury Partners' COO, Larry Fishman, have only been half realized.
McKee needs two coaches for T-Ball- ages 5,6, and 7, and two for minor league ball: ages 7, 8 and 9. (See McKee's contact info and full story in this week's Coaster newspaper.)
In the two years since the monies were promised the Little League has received "not one penny" of the $25,000 promised by Asbury Partners, said McKee, who had to borrow the amount to pay his own bills after putting the money up to keep the League going. In response, Mayor Kevin Sanders said only, "You're going to have to wrap it up," meaning McKee's three minutes at the mic were nearly up. When an audience member offered to forfeit their mic time, Sanders refused to let McKee finish his statement.
The sound files for this and other items from tonight's meeting can be accessed tomorrow.
For now, good night.