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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2006 > SUBWAY® Restaurants Make Little League Team’s Trip to White House Possible

SUBWAY® Restaurants Make Little League Team’s Trip to White House Possible


GROTON, Conn. (June 16, 2006) – Thanks to some timely support from Little League corporate partner SUBWAY® restaurants, a Little League Tee Ball team from Naval Submarine Base New London will have its transportation needs covered on a June 22-24 trip to the White House for a game in front of the President of the United States and about 400 other people.

The Dolcom Little League Indians will face the McGuire Air Force Base (N.J.) Little League Yankees on the afternoon of June 23. The one-inning game is the 14th Tee Ball on the South Lawn game since President George W. Bush began the initiative in 2001 as a way to reinvigorate interest in baseball among young families.

“We are pleased to be able to offer assistance to the Dolcom Little League and the families of U.S. Navy personnel,” said Tony Pace, Chief Marketing Officer of the SUBWAY® Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust in Milford, Conn. “We could never possibly thank our military families enough, so we hope this token of our appreciation will provide a wonderful experience for their families.”

The Dolcom Little League team, local league officials, family members and guests will travel in two buses from Groton on June 22 to Hillsgrove, Pa., home of one of Little League’s summer camps. The group will stay in cabins on the complex the nights of June 22 and 23, then travel back to Connecticut by bus on June 24. Little League International is providing lodging and meals at no cost to the team or league. The New Jersey team will make the round trip from McGuire AFB to Washington on June 23.

“SUBWAY® and the other corporate partners of Little League Baseball and Softball already do so much to enhance our program at all levels,” Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “This is just one example of a sponsor going above and beyond what is expected, to help out a group of very deserving Little Leaguers at the local level.”

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest youth sports organization, with more than 2.7 million children participating in every U.S. state and dozens of other countries on six continents. Little League is the only youth sports organization to be chartered by the U.S. Congress.