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Little League® Launches Female Initiative, Celebrates #GWG50 Campaign in 2024

New York Life Commits to Little League® Baseball and Softball, Including Support of Community Heroes Recognition Program

Little League® International is pleased to announce New York Life, America’s largest mutual life insurer1, as the Presenting Sponsor of the Little League Community Heroes recognition program, focused on honoring the dedicated volunteers who go above and beyond for their local communities. The announcement comes during National Volunteer Week, an annual recognition of the contributions […]

#GWG50 Staff Spotlight – Becky Bassett, Operations Coordinator

Throughout her career working for Little League®, Becky Bassett has served in a variety of roles, responded to countless questions, and has become the calming, reassuring, and informed voice for local league volunteers as they support the Little League program and communities. Born and raised in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, and a resident of nearby Cogan […]

MLB Little League® Days to Include Minor League Opportunities Starting in 2024

As the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season officially gets underway, Little League® and MLB are pleased to announce the return of its MLB Little League Days program in 2024, providing unique opportunities for local Little League programs to bring their players to experience professional baseball in a fun and exciting way. New in 2024, […]

Little League® and Dairy Queen® Team Up With $1 Cone Offer This Season

With baseball and softball season officially underway, Little League® and Dairy Queen® are teaming up to offer families across the United States a $1 small cone when their young athletes wear their youth sports uniforms to their local DQ restaurant this summer. Between now and July 31, 2024, families are encouraged to stop by participating […]

Six Innings with Kelsie Whitmore, the First Female to Play Professional Baseball in The Atlantic League

During Opening Day of the 2022 Atlantic League season, the Staten Island FerryHawks were down 5-3 to the Charleston Dirty Birds in the 9th inning. With a late-inning rally underway, Kelsie Whitmore entered the game for the FerryHawks as a pinch-runner. As she took her spot on first base, fans from both teams erupted into […]

Little League® Girls with Game 50 Photo Contest Top Submissions Recognized

After receiving nearly 1,000 submissions in March as part of the annual Little League® Girls with Game® month, Little League is pleased to announce the top three photos of its Girls with Game 50 (#GWG50) Photo Contest. Launched on March 1, the #GWG50 Photo Contest was launched in coordination with the Girls with Game 50 […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Doug Perret, who was a highly respected West Region volunteer umpire, with World Series experience on the field and time served as the Umpire-In-Chief for the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Western Region Tournaments. Mr. Perret, a resident of Salem, Oregon, at the time of his […]

“Dear Girls with Game” – Hannah James

Dear Girls with Game, I still remember the pressure weighing on my chest and the nerves tingling through my fingers as I would get into my starting blocks just before the gun would go off for a race. In that moment of silence, the thoughts of the task set before you run through your head […]

Bryson Moore Named Little League® Junior Software Developer

Little League® International has announced Bryson Moore as its new Junior Software Developer, effective as of April 2, 2024. “We are very excited to welcome Bryson to the team as our new Junior Software Developer,” said Steve White, Little League Senior Software Development Manager. “We are all looking forward to working with him as he learns […]

Ashley Deitrick Named Little League® Safety and Security Coordinator

Little League® International is pleased to announce Ashley Deitrick as its new Safety and Security Coordinator, effective as of April 2, 2024. “We are excited to welcome Ashley onto our team and look forward to her support as our new Safety and Security Coordinator,” said Sherman Shadle, Little League Director of Security. “Ashley’s contributions will […]