ESPN reported that Jones agreed to donate $8,500 to the Mamie Johnson Little League team in Washington, D.C., to fund its transportation to the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament which begins Sunday in Bristol.
According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, the Mamie Johnson Little League team “is the first predominantly black squad to advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional.”
If the representatives from the nation’s capital win the Mid-Atlantic Regional, they will advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Jones previously donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and linked up with the Orioles to donate $75,000 to Baltimore-area Boys & Girls Clubs.
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