The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion is the largest wartime veteran’s service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America. Today, the organization is active throughout the United States, supporting current military personnel and veterans, sponsoring American Legion Baseball, Boys State, Oratorical Contests and other activities for youth, and pushing for the adoption of a constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration of the U.S. flag.
Since 1949, the Danville American Legion Post 210 has been providing the opportunity for the youth of the community and surrounding areas to participate in a recreational baseball program. American Legion Youth Baseball (ALYB) relies heavily on local businesses, team sponsors, and volunteers to support, maintain and improve our park and its facilities. We are proud to offer five baseball fields for players ranging in age from 4 to 15, with a centrally located Concession Stand and year-end awards for all participants. We strive to offer balanced leagues and are open to comments, ideas, and suggestions at our open Board Meetings. We thank the community and all of the participating families for their yearly support that allows us to continue to provide this opportunity for area youth.