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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2005 > Capri Sun Sport Sponsors Construction of New Batting Cages at Little League International

Capri Sun Sport Sponsors Construction of New Batting Cages at Little League International

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2005) – Capri Sun Sport, the official beverage of Little League Baseball and Softball, will formally unveil six state-of-the-art batting cages at the 59th Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport this August.

“Capri Sun Sport has stepped forward to provide the financial assistance necessary for Little League to upgrade its facilities and better serve the children who visit Little League International - we thank them for that,” Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “These batting cages have already received plenty of use during summer camp, and will be a valuable asset to the World Series teams that play here in August.”

The covered facility, equipped with pitching machines and lights, is located on the North end of the 66-acre Little League International complex in South Williamsport, Pa. The construction project was completed in June, and has been open and available to the several hundred Little Leaguers who have attended Little League Summer Camp through July and August.

“Capri Sun Sport is committed to supporting Little League Baseball and Softball,” Laurie Hirsch, brand director for Capri Sun Sport, said. “We are proud to bring this fun, new experience to the Little League players that will help them improve their game and encourage physical activity for years to come.”

Kraft Foods (www.kraft.com) markets many of the world's leading food brands, including Capri Sun beverages, Kraft cheese, Maxwell House and Jacobs coffees, Philadelphia cream cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Boca products, Balance bars and Post cereals in more than 150 countries.

The Little League Baseball World Series for 11-12-year-olds will be played in Williamsport, Aug. 19-28. Sixteen teams from around the world will take part.

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.