Championship Team

Five lodges of Masonic District D in Philadelphia joined to support a state champion "Ten-Year-Old" baseball team in its quest to attend the AABC World Series in Olive Branch, Mississippi in August. Together with matching grants, they contributed $4,500 to the team's cause.

Although the team had established an exemplary record over the past three years of 75 wins, seven losses, and three state championships, the boys were defeated on the way to the World Series.

The team contacted Kenneth W. Bleiler, D.D.G.M. (shown right rear presenting the contribution to the team). District D lodges that contributed to the support were: Lodge No. 2, Lodge No. 9, Frankford Lodge No. 292, Tacony Lodge No. 600, and Joseph H. Brown Lodge No. 751.