The Maywood-Bellwood Little League Has a Mission: To Revive Youth Baseball

Maywood-Bellwood Little League baseball players have fun during a July 15 award ceremony and outing at Stevenson Park in Bellwood. | Sebastian Hidalgo/VFP Thursday, July 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Byron Banks, 32, looked out at the baseball diamonds at Stevenson/Memorial Park, 3101 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, last Saturday and recalled his own playing days. “When we were playing on these fields, … Continue reading The Maywood-Bellwood Little League Has a Mission: To Revive Youth Baseball

Resurrecting Hope: A Band of Local Athletes Would Like To Be the Change They Wish To See

(Jason Gipson, right of center, with members of Athletic Konnections || Photo: The Village Free Press). Monday, April 21, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Saturday, MAYWOOD–Children from Maywood, Bellwood, Forest Park and other surrounding communities saturated Burton Park on 16th and Washington last Saturday as part of Athletic Konnection’s first ever Easter Egg Hunt. Men wearing the organization’s apparel were deliberately situated in different areas throughout … Continue reading Resurrecting Hope: A Band of Local Athletes Would Like To Be the Change They Wish To See