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The Torii Hunter Project Pledges Support to Little League Urban Initiative

“The Torii Hunter Project,” collaboration between the All-Star outfielder of the Minnesota Twins and many other current Major League Baseball players, have pledged support to the Little League Urban Initiative and developed the formation of the World Series Jamboree.

Joining Mr. Hunter in making financial contributions to the Urban Initiative, Little League’s endeavor to bring the benefits of the program to families in urban areas, are former Little League Baseball World Series player and current New York Yankee, Gary Sheffield, Twins teammates Rondell White and Shannon Stewart, along with Derek Lee of the Chicago Cubs, the Baltimore Orioles’ LaTroy Hawkins, Ken Griffey, Jr., of the Cincinnati Reds, Dontrelle Willis of the Florida Marlins and Joey Gathright of the KC Royals.

The commitment by these Major Leaguers will afford four Little League Urban Initiative teams the unique opportunity to visit the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series, Aug. 24-26, and play games against each other on the Little League International complex.

Coming to the World Series will be Little League all-star teams from North Richmond Little League (Richmond, Va.); Wilkinsburg Little League (Pittsburgh, Pa); Walter “Pop” Smith Little League (New Haven, Conn.); and Pelham Parkway Little League (The Bronx, N.Y.).

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2006 World Series Urban Initiative Photo Album