Players on the U10 Westchester Little League All-Star Team had grand plans for the summer: family trips, summer camps and more. Little did they know that they and their families would cancel all of that to spend more time on the baseball diamond. Formed in June, the team, composed of 9- and 10-year olds from Westchester Little League, bested 14 other all-star teams from the area to win the District 37 All-Star tournament. Westchester then became only the second U10 team from Westchester to advance to the North Sub Divisional State Tournament in Lompoc. Not anticipating the new travel expenses, the team scrambled to find funding for transportation to and from Lompoc. That is where Gateway Los Angeles stepped up to the plate. Executive Director Laurie Hughes rallied her members, VIP Tours and others in the community to raise the money necessary to transport the team up north. “Thanks to Laurie’s help and the wonderful Westchester community, the team got picked up at Nielsen Field and taken up to Lompoc by a big bus,” said Malin Dell’Amico, whose son, James, played on the team. “The look on their faces when the bus pulled into Nielsen Field with a sign on the side that said ‘Congratulations Westchester Little League 10u Orange All Stars’ was absolutely priceless.”