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Patrick Holden Named Assistant Director Of Little League’s Eastern Region

Patrick Holden

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 27, 2005) – Patrick Holden has been named assistant director of Little League’s Eastern Region in Bristol, Conn., it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

“Pat is a native of Bristol and a Little League graduate, who brings a clear vision of commitment to the Little League family,” Mr. Keener said. “As someone who grew up with Little League in his life, as a player and volunteer in Forestville Little League, Pat has an understanding and appreciation of the program that will help him to meet challenges head-on, while best serving the children and volunteers of the Eastern Region.”

As assistant director, Mr. Holden is responsible for assisting the director in the operation of the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol. Those duties involve working with local leagues to resolve issues, developing and implementing training programs, and operation of tournaments, including the annual Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Tournament.

Mr. Holden is familiar with the Eastern Region complex having been a member of the grounds keeping staff for seven years. Prior to assuming his position with Little League, Pat spent one year as a play-by-play bureau reporter for ESPN’s college basketball coverage.

“I think the biggest challenge will be jumping right into the heavy part of the Little League season,” Mr. Holden said. “I am privileged, proud and anxious to be working with Mr. Soucy and Corey (Wright, assistant region director). Before now, preparing for tournaments meant making sure the grass was cut. Now, there will be a little bit more to do.”

Mr. Holden assumes the position formerly held by Kim Varasconi, who left that post following the birth of triplets.

A 2004 graduate of Central Connecticut State University in Bristol, Mr. Holden holds a bachelor’s degree in communications. Pat played four seasons and was team captain for the Central Connecticut State baseball team that won three Northeast Conference championships. He remains a part of the program as an assistant coach.

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