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Little League Photo Contest Award Winners Chosen 2005

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 14, 2005) – Bob Moore of Ashland, Ky., focused his camera on home plate in anticipation of a run being scored, snapping a shot of a hard slide. The photo has been voted the winner of the 2005 Little League Photo Contest.

Mr. Moore is photographer for Boyd County (Ky.) National Little League. His winning entry was a photo of Boyd County Little Leaguer Cody Gollihue holding his ground, with the ball in his catcher’s mitt, and tagging out a sliding base runner at home plate.

Cody’s father, a Kentucky state trooper, is currently serving in the military and training at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment overseas. Mr. Moore has sent the winning photo and many other pictures of Cody to Mr. Gillihue throughout the season.

The second-place photo was taken by Leslie Poteat, a volunteer in the Rowan Little League in Salsbury, N.C. The subject is Tee Ball player Daniel Leonard sliding into home plate.

Third place went to Malia Campbell, who captured Oceanside (Calif.) Valley Little League player Marshall Veyveris listening intently to his coach Steve Macey, as he tells the crowd how important Marshall’s accomplishments were during the season.

Little League volunteers from across the United States send in entries that are evaluated at Little League International and three winners are selected. Mr. Moore’s winning photograph was selected without Little League International having prior knowledge of Mr. Gillihue’s military service. This is the eighth year the contest has been conducted.

The three winning photographs will be on display at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, with the top photographs from the past eight contests.

Voting is conducted by part- and full-time employees at Little League International in Williamsport. Each of the winning photos can be viewed on the Internet at Little League’s website: www.littleleague.org.

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.7 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.

2nd Place: "Daniel Slide"
Photographer - Leslie Poteat of Salisbury, NC - Rowan Little League

1st Place
Photographer - Bob Moore of Ashland, KY - Boyd County National Little League

3rd Place: Player and Coach
Photographer - Maria Campbell of Oceanside, CA - Oceanside Valley Little League