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Little League International Names Jamie Joy Manager of Operations

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 30, 2007) – Jamie Joy of Cogan Station, Pa., has been named manager of operations for Little League International, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little Baseball and Softball.

As manager of operations, Mr. Joy will collaborate with the vice president of operations and director of operations in the training and education of volunteers, while assisting in the coordination of operations at Little League International’s five regional centers in the United States and four abroad. As a member of the Operations Department staff, Mr. Joy also will have responsibilities related to coordination of the annual World Series tournaments in eight divisions of baseball and softball.

“The Little League International Operations Department is integral to the coordination and organization of the Little League program,” Mr. Keener said. “Bringing on-field experience as a Little League coach and manager at various levels, and with his background in education we are confident that Jamie’s expertise will allow Little League to expand and improve the cooperative relationships between Little League International, its regional offices and our local volunteers. We are pleased to welcome Jamie into the Little League family.”

A native of Lancaster, Pa., Mr. Joy is a graduate of South Williamsport (Pa.) High School (1992). He attained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Lock Haven (Pa.) University (2005).

Mr. Joy, and his wife, Rachel reside in Cogan Station with their two sons, Caleb (7) and Noah (5) and daughter Hannah (2).

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.

NOTE: A high-resolution photograph of Mr. Joy is available to the media at: http://www.littleleague.org/media/images/jamiejoy.jpg