Councilman Taylor Honors Elmwood Coaches
City Council Honors Legacy of Kenny and Steve Arlan with Commemorative Street Renaming
City Councilman James Taylor, (Ward 8) hosted a ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2019 for the commemorative street renaming of Access Road in honor of the legacy of Kenny and Steve Arlan who have been coaching with the Elmwood Little League for over thirty-four years. This event was hosted at the J.T. Owens Field where the Elmwood Little League has been playing baseball since 1951. Two commemorative signs were placed, with one at the corner of Access Road and Niantic Ave; and another at the corner of Park Lane and Access Road.
“It is a pleasure to recognize the Arlan Family for their dedication and commitment to the Elmwood Little League,” stated City Councilman James Taylor. “Kenny and Steve Arlan have helped transform the league into the thriving organization it is today. Their work has made an impact on the lives of hundreds of families by inspiring the next generation of young athletes to stay healthy, active and motivated. I want to thank the many old-time players, coaches, the District Administrator and the board members that showed up to this joyous ceremony.”
Elmwood Little League is a non-profit organization in South Providence offering baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 5 – 16, who live or attend school in the Elmwood, West End, Upper & Lower South Providence, and Reservoir neighborhoods. The Elmwood Little League was founded in 1951. The organization is completely volunteer run by parents and community members. The Elmwood Little League serves over 500 children and is comprised of 22 teams.