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Marty Hoy Nominated to Represent Western Region on Little League International Board of Directors

Marty Hoy Nominated to Represent Western Region on Little League International Board of Directors

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Little League’s Western Region has nominated one of its members for election to the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The election took place Saturday at the annual regional meeting held in Seattle, Wash., in a vote by the region’s District Administrators in attendance.

Marty Hoy, of Torrance, Calif., will replace Robert Fleming, from Las Vegas, Nev., on the board. His nomination is subject to the approval of the Little League International Board of Directors at its spring meeting in April. If approved, Mr. Hoy will be seated on the Little League International Board of Directors when the 24-member Board meets in November.

Each of the nine Field Directors on the board, one from each of the nine Little League Baseball and Softball regions, serve a three-year term.

“Mr. Hoy is a long-time Little League volunteer who is passionate about providing the best for the leagues in his district,” Mr. Keener said.  “The diversity in the experience and background of all our board members is a great asset in advancing the mission of our program. Mr. Hoy has a varied background in our organization and we look forward to his contributions as a member of the board.”

Mr. Hoy has served in virtually every volunteer position in the local Little League organization during his 32 years of service, including coach, scorekeeper/announcer, member of the local league Board of Directors, local league President and Vice President, Player Agent and District Tournament Site Director.

For the last 10 years, Mr. Hoy has been the District Administrator for California District 25. He has also been an umpire for 17 years.

Mr. Hoy also recently began a three-year term on the Little League International Advisory Board. That Board provides input, perspective and opinion on current aspects of the Little League program and proposed new initiatives, all for the purpose of maintaining Little League Baseball and Softball as the world’s leader in the youth sports arena.

“I am extremely honored to be nominated by my peers to the position of West Region Representative to the Little League International Board of Directors,” Mr. Hoy said. “I look forward to working with the Little League International staff and current board members to represent not only the Western Region, but all of Little League Baseball and Softball to the best of my ability."

Mr. Hoy and his wife, Cheryl, have three grown children.  He is retired after spending 40 years as a marine clerk/longshoreman at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors.

In 2010, in the Western Region, there were 611,625 Little League players on 40,775 teams in 11 states.  In terms of the number of players and teams, the Western Region is the second-largest of the nine Little League regions behind only the Eastern Region.  Mr. Hoy has 12 local leagues to which he provides support in his district.

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.5 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries. The Little League International Board of Directors, a volunteer board, is responsible for the management of the property and affairs of Little League.