COAST CITIES — When local auto dealer Bob Baker heard that the Lemon Grove Little League was in dire financial straits, he didn’t hesitate to come to the rescue.As the league stormed into, and almost won, last year’s Senior League World Series they found that they had to empty their cash register to cover the costs. They approached the City Council but a decision was postponed until a later date.
With the season approaching, the outlook didn’t look good. Baker heard about it and not only did he replenish the $4,000 that was spent for the series run, but added seed money to get next season started.
“On behalf of the Bob Baker Family Foundation and Bob Baker Toyota Scion Lemon Grove, it gives me great pleasure to help out an organization that is so dedicated to the kids of Lemon Grove,” said Baker, as he presented the check to Steve Gulley, president of the Lemon Grove Little League and Liz Micklos, the dealership’s general manager.
Gulley expressed great appreciation on behalf of the parents and players, adding that he’s not sure where they’d be without Baker’s generosity.