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Little League Mourns the Passing of Senior League Softball World Series Treasurer George Cahill

Little League Mourns the Passing of Senior League Softball World Series Treasurer George Cahill

George Cahill

Little League International is mourning the passing on Wednesday of one of its most dedicated volunteers, George Cahill of Delaware.

Mr. Cahill was the original treasurer of the World Series Committee when the event moved to Delaware in 2004, a move for which his input was instrumental. He had been on the Delaware District 3 staff since 1996.

In a story last year in the Sussex Countian, Mr. Cahill explained how his idea to host a post-season softball tournament (the annual Pat Knight tournaments) led to the area hosting the Senior league Softball World Series.

“I was coaching a softball All-Star team and I noticed that several girls who were very deserving had to be left off (the) roster,” Mr. Cahill said. “And for them, the season was over even if they wanted to keep playing. So, I came up with the idea for what is now Pat Knight and proposed it to (Delaware District 3 Administrator Martin Donovan) and he went with the idea.”

Mr. Cahill, who also was active in Pop Warner Football, is survived by his wife Mary, and daughters Kelly and Carey.