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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > January-April > Little League Softball Players Attend ABC’s Good Morning America

Little League Softball Players Attend ABC’s Good Morning America

Little League Softball Players Attend ABC’s Good Morning America

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Producers from ABC’s Morning News and Good Morning America invited Little League to be their VIP guests at the show.

Softball players and their parents from the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) along with Sara Thompson, Little League’s Director of Softball Development, were part of the audience at Wednesday’s program from Times Square Studios in New York City. The group also enjoyed a tour of the studio and met some of the on-air personalities.

Good Morning America airs live from 7-9 a.m., Eastern U.S. time.

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Softball players and their parents from several area Little Leagues were guests of the Good Morning America program. The following leagues had players in attendance: Pelham Parkway Little League in New York; and East Haven Little League, Hamden Father’s Little League, Orange Little League, Milford Little League and Fairfield Little League in Connecticut.  They are pictured here just off the Good Morning America set.

“This was an excellent opportunity for some of our softball players and their parents to get a first-hand look at the inner workings of a television program,” Ms. Thompson said. “Between the tour, the chance to meet some of the people we all see on television, and being part of the studio audience, I think this was a day they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. It was also an opportunity to showcase a few of the hundreds of thousands of girls who make up our program.”

Little League Softball, established in 1974, currently has more than 23,000 softball teams and 345,000 participants worldwide. The program includes divisions of play for girls ages 4 to 18, which culminates at four Softball World Series tournaments for international competition and friendship. Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship.

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Several softball players from Orange Little League in Connecticut join Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts for a photo on the set of the program.