Atwater/Merced Little League needs help to earn Pepsi grant

The Atwater/Merced Little League Baseball and Softball programs are trying to earn a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project and needs the Merced County community’s help.

The league will us the proceeds to pay for registration, equipment and awards for children from low-income families that might not otherwise participate. The hope is to get kids off of the couches and streets and onto the playing field.

To win the grant, the project must finish in the top 10 in voting. Voters need to register at and can vote once a day through Dec. 31.

The voting began Wednesday.