Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jackie Robinson West Little League reaped over $300K

A WOLnews File Photo from the 2014 Little League World Series
Source: NorthJersey.com
CHICAGO — The Jackie Robinson West baseball team accepted more than $300,000 in donations before Little League International stripped the team of its 2014 U.S. title, according to documents submitted to the Internal Revenue Service.

The money has allowed the organization, which won last year's Little League World Series and later was accused of cheating, to build more than $200,000 in cash reserves, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The club had only $5,619 in its reserves the previous year.

The Chicago team's yearly not-for-profit filing with the IRS shows it took in $324,325 in donations and $14,707 in fees from players from October 2013 through September 2014, the newspaper said.
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