Sites for 2001 World Series Announced
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Kentucky will host a championship for the first time, it was announced today (Nov. 21, 2000) by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
"Jeffersontown, Ky. has done an outstanding job of hosting the regional tournaments for many years," Mr. Keener said. "The volunteers have been outstanding. We're pleased that this area will be extending its hospitality as they welcome players, families and fans from all over the world in 2001 for world championships."
The Girls Senior League Softball World Series tournament will be played in Jeffersontown, Ky. (a suburb of Louisville), Aug. 13-18. The Girls Senior League Softball Division of Little League is for 14-16-year-olds. Mike Shaefer of Jeffersontown, Little League district administrator for Kentucky District 2, is the tournament director.
The other sites and dates of the various Little League Baseball and Girls Softball World Series tournaments are: Little League Baseball World Series, Aug. 17-26, Williamsport, Pa.; Junior League Baseball World Series, Aug. 12-18, Taylor, Mich.; Senior League Baseball World Series, Aug. 11-18, Kissimmee, Fla.; Big League Baseball World Series, Aug. 4-11, Easley, S.C.; Girls Little League Softball World Series, Aug. 12-18, Portland, Ore.; Girls Junior League Softball World Series, Aug. 13-18, Kirkland, Wash.; and Girls Big League Softball World Series, Aug. 13-18, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Little League Baseball is the world's largest organized youth sports program with nearly 2.9 million participants and 1 million volunteers in all 50 U.S. states and 101 other countries.