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"I Won’t Cheat!" Foundation to Unveil Partnership With Little League International During 2008 Little League Baseball World Series

"I Won’t Cheat!" Foundation to Unveil Partnership With Little League International During 2008 Little League Baseball World Series

I Won't Cheat arm patches on every Little League Uniform The "I Won't Cheat!" Foundations' patch is on every Little League Uniform

Dale Murphy, former two-time National League Most Valuable Player and a member of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Hall of Excellence, is the founder of the “I Won’t Cheat!” Foundation, and at the 2008 Little League Baseball World Series, all 16 teams will be wearing an “I Won’t Cheat!” patch on their uniforms in conjunction with Little League Baseball and Softball’s support of this initiative.

“Dale Murphy is a Little League graduate who embraced the ideals of Little League as a child and then took those lessons and applied them to this outlook on life,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer for Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “Little League supports “I Won’t Cheat” Foundation’s message, and is pleased to support a program that places a higher value on the health and success of children than on wins and losses.”

The focus of the non-profit foundation is educating children about the importance of not cheating in any aspect of their lives.

“Our mission statement is ‘Injecting Ethics into America’s Future,’ ” Mr. Murphy, a graduate of Tualatin Little League in Portland, Ore. said.  “We are having a lot of success helping kids make the commitment to do things the right way.

“I understand that the choice to cheat is always available whether you’re playing sports or working in business or taking a test in school,” Mr. Murphy, who was the National League MVP in 1982 and 1983, said. “Our message takes an ethics-based approach to help kids make good decisions. We are getting kids to pledge that they won’t cheat in sports, school and life.”

Mr. Murphy, who was inducted in the Little League Hall of Excellence in 1995, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch prior to Friday’s 8 p.m. game at Lamade Stadium between the Mid-Atlantic Region champions from Hagerstown (Md.) Federal Little League and Great Lakes Region Champion, Jeffersonville (Ind.) American Little League.
 
For more information on the “I Won’t Cheat!” Foundation, contact Marty Haws at: 801-310-3200; or dale@iwontcheat.com.

Dale Murphy at Volunteer Stadium presenting the I won't Cheat Program