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George Berardi Honored for More Than 50 Years of Service

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2006) – The Little League District Administrators of Massachusetts honored one of their own this year in the by naming the Massachusetts State Little League Baseball Tournament after George Berardi, whose service to Little League spans more than five decades.

Mr. Berardi, also the State Director of Little League in Massachusetts, was surprised with the honor during the tournament in Oxford, Mass. A dinner in his honor followed the ceremony at a VFW hall.

Mr. Berardi also was honored on Aug. 26 before the U.S. Championship Game of the Little League Baseball World Series, as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

“It really was our privilege to give this honor to George Berardi,” Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “Little League International and the tens of thousands of children who have played Little League in Massachusetts have indeed been fortunate for his service.”

Besides being a distinguished leader in the Little League movement for more than 50 years in Massachusetts, Mr. Berardi is a former member of the International Board of Directors of Little League, as well as the Little League President’s Advisory Committee


Massachusetts District 13 Administrator George Berardi delivered the ceremonial first pitch before the U.S. Championship Game at the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series.