In 2018, Kittanning Little League and West Armstrong Athletics joined forces to become Armstrong Athletics.
Former Kittanning Little League President Mike Mills explained how the two combining came to happen.
“Over the last couple of months, Gabe Lash from the West Armstrong Athletics and I got together and discussed merging the two leagues. From there we met with our boards and the concept was met with great positivity and optimism. We were all on the same page so we combined the two leagues and we’re so excited for what this means for the community, the kids, and the parents,” Mills explained.
“The younger ages are going to play Little League and the older ages will be playing Pony League. So we want to take the opportunities all of those present use it to the advantage of the kids,” Mills said.
“We’re excited, we did the numbers and when we combine the two programs we should have around 500 kids. That is exciting, geographically in District 26 that puts us in a great spot for travel. We’re going to have enough in house local teams too so the travel for families will be minimum and it will maximize the competition,” Mills added.
In 2021, Armstrong Athletics and Ford City Youth Baseball and Softball Association joined forces to become one large multi-community organization. As one organization, we are thrilled with the opportunities the youth in our community will be given. Not only will we work on teaching the girls and boys about the game; we will work hard to convey the fundamentals of respect, hard work, good sportsmanship, setting and achieving goals and other life lessons that aid in being successful.