Friday, April 2, 2010

Dolores Supports Local Youth Sports

In the midst of today’s Great Recession, local non-profit youth sports organizations can often have a hard time ensuring cash inflow.

But, West Covina American Little League (WCALL) has had some help with that.

Dolores Canning Co., an East Los Angeles based, third generation, minority family business that makes and distributes its own famous Dolores Chili Brick has been sponsoring the league for the past 3 years.

And this year, the company took their generosity further and donated enough Dolores Chili for the entire Spring Little League season.

WCALL will sell the chili at the snack bar in various items such as chili cheese fries, chili cheese nachos, or chili cheese dogs and burgers. The league can profit at least $1,000 from this donation, according to Coach and parent volunteer Steve Nugent, who has a son in the minor league division.

“It’s a good product we’re getting, and the money we make goes toward safety equipment, umpires and field maintenance,” said Nugent. “These donations really make a difference in our program and in these kid’s lives.”

Dolores Canning has a history of supporting youth organizations including little league and soccer teams.

The company also supports local churches and schools and for over 25 years has been a charter member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Adopt-A-School Program. Visit for more information and news.

Dolores Chili Brick is sold in major chain stores across Southern California such as Food 4 Less and Smart & Final in the frozen meat section. Restaurants such as Philippe the Original feature Dolores Chili on their menu as well as various hot dog and hamburger stands throughout L.A. and surrounding counties.

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