Sparta Chamber gives to Chadwick baseball team

From left, Sparta Chamber of Commerce volunteer Joe Valade, Chadwick High School Principal David Aldrich and Sparta Chief of Police Trampus Taylor with a donation check for $250 from the Sparta Chamber of Commerce to the Chadwick High School baseball team.

There is something to be said for a community willing to help its neighbors, even when those neighbors will be staring at your hometown team from an opposing dugout.

The Sparta Chamber of Commerce made a $250 donation to the baseball team in neighboring Chadwick. The money will be used to help the Cardinals purchase equipment and supplies for the season.

Chadwick High School fielded a varsity baseball team in 2018 after going five seasons without one.

Chadwick had a baseball team in 2013, but it only played five games. The rest were canceled. The 2010-2011 season had marked the last time for the Cardinals to play a complete schedule.

Chadwick is looking for its first win since bringing back baseball. The Cardinals endured an 0-9 season a year ago. The Cardinals have 16 players suiting up, despite last season's struggles.

Sparta and Chadwick are scheduled to play each other on April 30.

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