Why are the Mitchellville Little Sluggers and Little League teams called the Cardinals and why are their colors red and black?
Back before Mitchellville schools became part of the Southeast Polk school system, they had their own high school and their own sports teams.
At that time, Mitchellville sports teams were known as the Mitchellville Cardinals and they wore red and black. So to honor the great Mitchellville history and tradition, we continue to wear those colors and sport that name yet today!
In addition, at the request of our 50/70 team players, their team is wearing pink this year in honor of those who have lost the battle with cancer and those who are cancer survivors.