Sunday, August 28, 2016

Maine-Endwell Little League Named 2016 Jack Losch Little League Baseball® World Series Team Sportsmanship Award Winner

Annual award is voted on by participating teams, coaches, team hosts, and International Grove staff.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (August 26, 2016) – Maine-Endwell Little League, representative of the Mid-Atlantic Region in the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series, has officially been named the 2016 Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award winner.

Voted on by the 16 participating teams, coaches, team hosts, and the staff within the Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove, the Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award recognizes the team that exemplifies a tremendous amount of sportsmanship both on and off the field, including the team’s time in the dormitories, dining hall and interview room as well as their performance on the field.


About Jack Losch
As a boy, Jack Losch was the center fielder on the first Little League Baseball World Championship team in 1947. As a young man, he established football rushing marks that continue to be in the record books today at the University of Miami where he was an All-American as a senior in 1955. A year later, he became the first Little League Baseball World Series participant to play a professional sport when he was selected in the first round of the National Football League amateur draft by the Green Bay Packers. In 2004, the Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award was established and is presented to a Series team each year that best exemplifies the spirit that Mr. Losch displayed both on and off the playing field.

About Little League®
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. Founded in 1939, more than 35 million people around the world, from a U.S. president to community leaders to professional athletes, can call themselves Little League graduates. And every year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that the Little Leaguers display at our nine baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, or follow Little League on Facebook