Lafayette Little League joins our entire community in sending our love and support to the Cellura family.
Thank you to the Beeman, Condy, and Cusumano families for sharing the following ways we can all join the Cellura family in celebrating the life and all of the positive characteristics that Leo embodied.
Please, if you know someone that you believe would like to pay tribute, kindly forward.
The family would like to honor Leo with two very special events:
Light for Leo:
Sunday, August 9 at 8pm
”Let's put Leo's sparkle in the night sky, together.” Join us on your own front porch with a candle burning bright.
Signature Banner Tribute:
Monday, August 10 from 2-3pm
Canyon Club Brewery
1558 Canyon Rd
A memorial banner will hang outside the brewery where there will be a small gathering for family and close friends. Anyone that wishes to show their love is welcome to sign the banner. Expect to form a socially distant line, if necessary, and family members will be present if anyone has a fond memory they wish to share.
Please know that masks are mandatory, and please bring your own sharpie, if you so desire (colorful ones please).
Close family friends have also started a memorial foundation. Per the GoFundMe page: Leo "lived only 10 short years, but he was the best parts of all of us: inclusive, selfless, and empathetic.
Leo was a champion of diversity—which came from his own diverse background and from having to reinvent himself as he grew up among multiple cultures and in multiple countries. Even at a young age, Leo was all about defusing tense situations with kindness and supporting people who need help. He lived his whole life this way and he touched so many people as a result.
Although the Celluras are only starting to adjust to their devastating loss, they also hope to honor Leo’s memory and inspire others to live as their sweet boy did. The Live Like Leo Memorial Foundation is founded on the very principles Leo embodied: kindness, selflessness, and empathy. It will not reward young people based on their “accomplishments,” but will instead seek to build and support decent humans who care for others before themselves—and hopefully create whole communities of young people who live like Leo did.
Please join us in supporting their mission by donating to the Live Like Leo Foundation fund. All funds raised will be used only for the creation, funding, and support of this Memorial Foundation."
PLEASE DO SUPPORT IF YOU"RE ABLE. Any amount helps. DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/leo-cellura-memorial-scholarship-fund
With written approval from the Contra Costa County Public Health Director, Lafayette Little League resumed modified practice only activities under strict protocols developed jointly by Lafayette Little League, the City of Lafayette, and the Lafayette School District.
In order to resume participation, each player’s parent or guardian must expressly agree to follow the protocols and execute a new participation waiver. This Protocol Agreement was sent to each registered player via DocuSign. Each player must have a parent or guardian sign this Protocol Agreement via DocuSign before they can return to practice activity.
At this time, activity is limited to practice only. Although we hope to begin games when permitted by local guidelines, we are unsure of if or when that might happen. For now, we plan to continue practices into the summer and are preparing infrastructure for potential games without spectators, including researching video streaming solutions to allow parents to view games online, if the opportunity arises.
Lafayette Little League sadly lost a strong supporter of its Challenger program with the recent passing of Challenger parent Diane Hong. The mother of a current Challenger player, Diane's family has been involved with the program for several years. Diane always helped at practice with calm patience, a positive spirit and a warm smile. She will be greatly missed by the Challenger program and the entire Lafayette Little League Community.
Friends have established a GoFundMe account for the family's children, please support them here:
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Fields are currently open. NOTE: Use of fields is restricted to teams only during their designated and reserved practice times. Only those those on a team's roster are allowed use of fields.
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11 YEAR OLD ALL-STARS ARE DISTRICT 4 CHAMPIONS!
The Lafayette Little League 11 Year Old All-Stars won the 2019 California District 4 Championship in a 4-3 victory over Alameda on July 2.
Back: Coach Mark Cusumano, Zach Tabibian, Andrew Upp, Manager Dan Ventrelle, Branson Smith, Reid Habas, Gavin Beers, Merek Mastrov, Joey Martin, Coach David Habas, Coach Nick Woodson
Front: Ryan Ventrelle, Jimmy Cusumano, Kyle Woodson, Nico Roig, Leo McDonough
The Special Education Enrichment Development Foundation of Lafayette named Lafayette Little League its 2019 Community Award recipient in recognition of LLL's Challenger Baseball Program.
Thank you to SEED and to Rosemary Kirbach, Steve Parlett, and Skip Tague for all of their work to make the Challenger program the pride of Lafayette Little League.
On Saturday, February 9, 2019 the Lafayette Little League community gathered to celebrate the courageous and inspirational life of Lafayette Little League player Alex McLin.
A member of the 2016 Majors Champion Nationals, Alex's heroic battle against bone cancer epitomized the courage and determination that made Alex a champion on the baseball field. His courage made him an inspiration to the entire Lafayette Little League community. In 2018 Lafayette Little League's summer tournament was renamed the Alex McLin Courage Classic in his honor.
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