Firefighter Michael Cammarata (1991 Little League World Series participant for South Shore Little League of Staten Island, N.Y.) who perished in the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 is honored with posthumous enshrinement in the Little League Hall of Excellence in the World of Little League Museum.
Little League’s “Honoring Our Hometown Heroes” program is launched, paying homage to law enforcement personnel, firefighters, military personnel and local heroes in thousands of communities worldwide.
The Little League Parent Orientation Program is debuted. Appreciating that volunteers are the backbone of the Little League program and that many volunteers are also parents, Little League developed a program that invited parents to take an active role in supporting their local program in a variety of ways other than serving as a coach or manager. Educating parents on the experience that they, and their children, can expect, and be proud of, are also key components of this program.
In the Junior League Softball Division, Windmills Little League of Utrecht, Netherlands, becomes the first European team to win a World Series.