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The Federal Incorporation of Little League

LLBCorporateLogo_152pxFounded in 1939; Little League was granted Federal Charter July 16, 1964, by unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 88-378, 88th Congress H.R. 9234, and amended December 26, 1974, Public Law 93-551, 93rd Congress, H.R. 8864. Little League is tax exempt.

Little League is a Federal Incorporation granted under a Bill signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 17, 1964, and amended December 24, 1974.

The legislation, which received unanimous approval of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, is Public Law 88-378. It is the highest recognition that the Federal Government can accord. It provides for incorporation of Little League in all 50 states and endows the program with protective integrity by the U.S. Government.

Action of the President and Congress places Little League in the same category as The American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and a select group of other organizations similarly chartered.

LITTLE LEAGUE, LITTLE LEAGUER, LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL, BIG LEAGUE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL, SENIOR LEAGUE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER DIVISION, LL, LLB, and the Little League Emblems or logos (e.g. keystone patch, Character, Courage and Loyalty logo), among others. Collectively these are referred to as the Little League Trademarks, which identify its products and services in the United States and other countries including Mexico, Canada, Japan, Australia, among others.