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The NCLL Angel Program


In 2008, the Banducci Family made a large donation to the league in honor of their late husband & father Pete Banducci.  He was tragically stricken with the disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), more commonly referred to as “Lou Gerhig’s Disease”.

Due in large part to this generous contribution, NCLL was able build our batting cages.  The idea for this contribution came from Pete himself, as he wanted to provide a way for his family to give their support to the league they so loved and enjoyed.

To honor the generosity of Pete and the Banducci Family, NCLL made a donation to Ride for Life, an organization that raises money, assists in ALS research for finding a cure, and supports families that have been touched by this horrible disease.  With this donation, Ride for Life supplied us with Angel Pins.

We will be giving these Angel Pins to people in NCLL who display extra effort or show special compassion here during the season. This will be a way for us to celebrate the volunteer spirit that NCLL is known for, and allow us to honor Pete as the very special person who stepped up in such a big way for all the players who play in this league.

Nominate your special NCLL Angel Today!

Look for the Angel Nomination Box in the Snack Shack and nominate someone you think displays extra effort or shows special compassion during the season.  From these nominations, the NCLL Angel Recipients Committee will review the nominees and select those individuals whose actions demonstrate the spirit of the NCLL Angel Program.  NCLL Angels will receive an Angel Pin, be recognized on the NCLL website (see below) and will be added to the list of NCLL Angels on the bulletin board by the Snack Shack with a description of why they were selected.

Click here to download the NCLL Angel Nomination Form



Erik Kaelin


The Moore Family


John Frieholtz


Wally Grivois


Dino Granzella 


The Montoya Family:

Robert, Kathleen, Milan, Brianna, Ayden and Tavin

The Montoya family have truly been angels in this league for 15+ years. Robert is known for taking multiply teams every season and is still more than generous with his time on the filed in providing his services by helping prep fields, umpire and we've even caught him in the shack. He helps with project in the off season and now starting in 2014 he holds an Executive Board position. Kathleen takes on the team mom role every year for the multiply teams her kids, nieces and nephews play on and she has always stepped up to the plate to help boosters and snack shack, she is the go to girl and can always be counted on to help where ever it's needed. Our league is blessed to have this family as coaches, team parents, players and most importantly NCLL FANS!!


Chuck Reichel

NCLL recognizes Chuck for the countless hours he's dedicated to NCLL as our Umpire In Chief.

 Kylie Jacobs
Team Affiliation: 2012 Major Giants

NCLL recognizes Kylie for her constant help, dedication and long hours at the field and the snack bar helping her mom no matter what time of day or night!


Steve Putman
Team Affiliation: 2012 Muckdogs

NCLL recognizes Steve Putman for using his special talents to hand make and install the bat racks on the minor fields.


Cole Casey
Team Affiliation: 2011 Major Rangers

Dino Granzella
Team Affiliation: 2011 Major Yankees & Farm Lugnuts

Ron Slater
Team Affiliation: 2011 Major Rangers & Minor A Giants

NCLL recognizes Cole Casey, Dino Granzella and Ron Slater for their countless hours and hard work in renovating our bathrooms.  From the quoting process, demolition, and putting it all back together in time for NCLL to host California District 14 2011 Western Region Umpire Outreach Clinic. 

Herman Betchart
Team Affiliation: 2011 Minor A Phillies

NCLL recognizes Herman Betchart for his Pre-Season maintenance of our field equipment, orchestration of the metal cleanup and the use of the tractor for Field Clean-up.

Nancy Lambert
 Team Affiliation: 2011 Tball Jaxx

NCLL recognizes Nancy Lambert for her tireless effort and support of NCLL’s 2011 fundraising goals.  She railed her Tballer’s and showed us what Great Spirit her team has.


Sandi Duffy
 Team Affiliation: 2011 Minor A Cubs

NCLL recognizes Sandi Duffy (Melaney Ryals Aunt) for her behind the scenes hard work at Casino Night.  She has volunteered her equipment and time the past several years.  Coordinated serving appetizers, our main courses and dessert.  We could not have done it with out her!



Frank Arredando
Team Affiliation: 2010 Junior Cubs

NCLL recognizes Frank Arradando for his past years on the Board of Directors, Field Maintenance, Coaching and dedication to the league.


Andy Bagoje
Team Affiliation: 2010 Challengers

The Challengers recognize Andy Bagoje for supporting the Challenger program by completing field prep and direction throughout the season in addition to his handyman general maintenance.


Bernie Cuellar
Team Affiliation: 2010 Junior Cubs

NCLL recognizes Bernie Cuellar for supporting our league and allowing us to hold our Scorekeeper Clinics in her classroom at Niles Elementary School.


Bob Balentine
Team Affiliation: 2010 Sand Gnats

NCLL recognizes Bob Balentine for his dedication to maintaining our fields last year and through Post Season – keeping our grasses mowed and ready to PLAY BALL!


Moira Jacobs
Team Affiliation: 2010 Minor-A Cubs

NCLL recognizes Moira Jacobs for her dedication to our league! Board of Directors League President, Snack Shack Queen and everything In-Between.