Saturday, March 23, 2019

Exclusive Open House Set for Saturday, April 6 at the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 22, 2019) – On Saturday, April 6, visitors of the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, will have the unique opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours of the Little League®International complex as part of the annual Open House event.

Teams from Massachusetts, Canada to Play in 2019 Little League Challenger Division®Exhibition Game at the Little League Baseball® World Series

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 22, 2019) – Each summer during Championship Saturday of the Little League Baseball®World Series, two local Little League Challenger Division® programs are given the unique opportunity to play in a once-in-a-lifetime game on Volunteer Stadium in the Little League Challenger Division Exhibition Game. Featured in this year’s game will be Massachusetts District 12 Challenger Little League and Peterborough (Ontario) Challenger Baseball League.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Two Little League® World Series Coaches Win Positive Coach Alliance Double-Goal Coach Awards

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 19, 2019) – Two iconic coaches from the 2018 Little League® World Series were recently recognized for their dedication to youth sports as winners of the 2019 National Double-Goal Coach® Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

Gerald Oda, manager of the 2018 Little League Baseball World Series Champion Honolulu (Hawaii) Little League team, and Antonio Roman, coach for the 2018 Junior League Softball World Series Keystone/West Tampa/Bayshore (Fla.) Little League team, were selected as two of 50 recipients among a pool of nearly 1,000 nominees to earn the prestigious honor.

Friday, March 15, 2019

MLB and Little League® Expand Relationship with Joint Sponsorship Agreement

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 15, 2019) – In an expanded effort to grow the games of baseball and softball around the world, Little League® International and Major League Baseball have announced an expansion to their official partnership with the creation of a Joint Sponsorship Agreement. Effective immediately, Major League Baseball and Little League International will collaboratively oversee Little League Baseball and Softball’s official sponsor program. This relationship continues Little League and MLB’s combined efforts to find new ways to enhance and expand opportunities for boys and girls around the world to enjoy the benefits of playing baseball and softball. Little League International will continue to work directly with its endemic sponsors and licensees while MLB will grant official sponsorship rights to non-endemic sponsors on behalf of Little League.

To continue their combined efforts to enhance the games of baseball and softball, Major League Baseball will collaborate on sponsorship sales and management with Little League International

“We have worked more closely with Major League Baseball over the past few years and through that experience, we have seen how collaborating on certain events and marketing programs has enhanced the experience for our millions of constituents and increased the overall value of both organizations,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and Chief Executive Officer. “This cohesive effort on sponsorship initiatives will enable our joint partners to reach the baseball and softball audience from the youth level all the way to the Majors, and most importantly, provide us greater opportunities to evolve the sport for young fans and drive overall participation among children to play, enjoy, and benefit from our great game.”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Thousands of Little Leaguers® to Enjoy Unique Experiences at 2019 Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 12, 2019) – Over the next few months, more than a thousand Little Leaguers in metropolitan areas and underserved communities across the United States will have the unique opportunity to participate in a Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree.

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees provide tournament atmosphere and memorable experiences to children in metropolitan areas and underserved communities across the United States.

Established in 2004, the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree offers boys and girls across the nation participating in Little League Urban Initiative programs the opportunity to compete, make new friends, and forge lifelong memories.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Jessie Lahr Named Administrative Assistant for the Little League® Risk Management Department

Jessie Lahr - Administrative Assistant Risk Management

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.  – Little League® International has officially announced the hiring of Jessie Lahr as the Administrative Assistant for the Risk Management Department.

“We are honored to welcome Jessie to our team here in Williamsport and are looking forward to her support in providing our local leagues all around the world with a meaningful and memorable experience,” said Karl Eckweiler, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. “Jessie’s background as a Youth Outreach Coordinator, combined with her dedicated work ethic and previous experience, will help us to continue to provide our local leagues with the resources and tools necessary to operate effectively and efficiently.”

Prior to joining Little League International, Ms. Lahr served as an Assistant General Manager and Event Coordinator for The Liberty Arena in Williamsport, Pa., as well as a freelance writer and editor. In addition to her time in Williamsport, Ms. Lahr served as an Office Coordinator for the Bucknell Office of Civic Engagement and as a Youth Outreach Coordinator for CORE Susquehanna AmeriCorps in Lewisburg, Pa., where she coordinated after-school programs for low-income children and provided ESL support in two school districts.