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Little League® International Tournament Team Fee to Increase In Order to Maintain Current Support for Tournament Expenses for Local Little Leagues

 

Nearly 250,000 children ages 8 to 16 play more than 40,000 games in the Little League® International Tournament. In turn, Little League International gave back nearly $4 million to the leagues participating in these tournaments.

Countless individuals have had the opportunity to create lifelong memories and learn life lessons on Little League fields, and for more than 70 years, the Little League tournament has been a part of that experience, and it’s not just the road to Williamsport. With baseball and softball tournaments at the 8/10-year-old, 9/11-year-old, Little League, Intermediate (50/70) Baseball, Junior League, and Senior League levels that culminate in seven World Series, boys and girls compete on baseball and softball fields around the world from June through August.

To enter these tournaments, beginning at the district level, each league pays an entry fee for their tournament team. That fee goes directly into a fund that Little League International uses to provide financial support to leagues for participation at the various levels of tournament play, starting at the sectional level. This support, dispersed from the Tournament Travel Fund, includes mileage reimbursements for team travel, stipends for tournament hosts, and travel expenses (including airfare, hotels, meal-related expenses), and other costs related to the implementation of seven Little League World Series tournaments (four softball and five baseball), which together host nearly 100 teams each year. No other youth baseball and softball organization in the world provides more support to its leagues than Little League International for tournament participation.

As of the 2016 season, the tournament entry fee is $200 per team. Here’s what you need to know about this entry fee will continue to benefit local Little League programs and volunteers around the world.

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