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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > January-April > Senior League Baseball World Series Receives Community Service Award from Bangor, Maine, Chamber of Commerce

Senior League Baseball World Series Receives Community Service Award from Bangor, Maine, Chamber of Commerce

Senior League Baseball World Series Receives Community Service Award from Bangor, Maine, Chamber of Commerce

The Senior League Baseball World Series, for players ages 14-16, has been played in Bangor, Maine, since 2002. On Jan.19, 2011, at the Bangor Chamber of Commerce 100th Anniversary Awards Celebration, World Series Tournament Director Mike Brooker accepted the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.

“Bangor has been a fine and worthy host for the Senior League Baseball World Series,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “For several years, the Bangor region has welcomed Little League’s best 14-16-year-old baseball players to a World Series Tournament that has been coordinated by a motivated group of volunteers headed by Mike Brooker.”

This award recognition is annually bestowed on a group or organization that has made the Bangor Region’s quality of life bet¬ter, either by helping others directly or by enhancing community or regional assets that add to that quality of life.

“To know the Bangor Chamber of Commerce also recognizes the success of this event is a tribute to Mr. Brooker, his staff and the people of Bangor,” Mr. Keener, who attended the event, said. “Little League International offers its congratulations, and thanks to the Bangor Chamber of Commerce for appreciating the impact this event has on its community.”

The 2011 Senior League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 14-20, with the World Championship game televised live on the ESPN family of networks.

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Stephen D. Keener, left, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, recently joined Mike Brooker, right, Tournament Director for the Senior League Baseball World Series, at the annual Bangor (Maine) Region Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner. Mr. Brooker accepted the Chamber’s Community Service Award on behalf of the annual World Series tournament for baseball players ages 14-to-16 that has been played in Bangor since the summer of 2002