Eagle River Assemblywoman Jamie Allard wants the Knik Little League All-Stars to know that the Eagle River community is proud of them for all their accomplishments and shares their disappointment for being disqualified from the Northwest Regional Little League Tournament in San Bernadino, Calif. because of one positive Covid-19 test.
Allard posted vinyl banners in two places in Eagle River, welcoming the team home. They are expected to arrive on Sunday, Aug. 15.
“I’d love it if all our neighbors in Eagle River would go to one of the locations and sign the banners with a Sharpie,” she said. One is located in front of Eagle River Walmart and the other is across from Fred Meyer, also in Eagle River. “The boys deserve it.”
Allard is working on an award from the Assembly for both the Eagle River High School Boys, who were high school state champions, and the Knik Little Leaguers, also state champs. The awards will be presented to the teams on Aug. 24 during the Anchorage Assembly meeting, and Allard has arranged for each player to have his own recognition to take home.
Allard coordinated with Mayor Dave Bronson’s office to have a pizza party at City Hall for both teams later this month.