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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2007 > Empire State Building in New York City to Display Colors of Little League Baseball and Softball

Empire State Building in New York City to Display Colors of Little League Baseball and Softball

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 21, 2007) – In recognition of the 61st Little League Baseball World Series, the Empire State Building in New York City will be brilliantly lit with a nightly array of red, white and blue.

Beginning on Aug. 24, and continuing through the championship weekend, Aug. 25-26, the Empire State Building above the 72nd floor will remind New Yorkers and Little League fans from around the world about the Little League Baseball World Series tournament that is played annually in Williamsport, Pa.

“This partnership with the world-famous Empire State Building is a unique and wonderful way to celebrate the Little League World Series,” Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “To have the Little League colors up in lights on such a renowned and recognizable landmark is truly a special event. Little League appreciates the invitation and opportunity afforded by the Empire State Building Company.”

The Empire State Building has displayed such lighting arrangements in recognition of the New York Yankees-New York Mets “Subway Series,” Independence Day, Special Olympics, the United States Navy and this summer’s Live Earth Concert.

The Empire State Building is located at 350 Fifth Ave., New York City. The lights will remain on from sunset to midnight.

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.