Month: July 2016

Little League® International mourns the passing of Ken Kampff, former New District 4 Administrator and one-time President of Eastside Little League in Rochester, N.Y. He was 89. Mr. Kampff, a resident of Rochester, was elected as a District Administrator (D.A.) in 1973. He served in that capacity for more than three decades, receiving his 35-year […]

For more than 75 years, people in big cities and small towns alike have chosen to volunteer in Little League®. Season after season, volunteers by the millions come together to make Little League Baseball and Softball the world’s largest and most respected youth sports organization in the world. These volunteers are the heart of Little […]

Two New Assistant Regional Directors Join Little League® International

The goals, initiatives, and operations objectives of Little League® on a nationwide scale are carried out by dedicated staff at each of Little League’s Regional offices. Recently, two Assistant Regional Directors joined the Little League staff to continue the important and vital work supporting local districts and leagues within each region. The new Assistant Regional […]

What started as a fun idea for a team picture has become something of an internet sensation for a Little League Softball® team from Michigan. A team of 7- and 8-year-old softball players, known as the Thunderbug from Edwardsburg (Mich.) Little League, have gotten national attention, with their team photo recently being featured on In […]

Fellow Little League Graduate, Vice President Biden to Present At the 2016 ESPYS, Little League® alum Craig Sager will be presented with the Jimmy V Award, an honor that acknowledges someone in sports who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination. Mr. Sager, a popular Turner Sports reporter, has been fighting acute myeloid leukemia […]

An Open Letter From Mom After Her Son’s Final Little League® Game

Well, there it is—the last game of Little League®. We came up just a few runs short in the District Championship. Fortunately, there will be more baseball. There’s still travel ball and Junior League next year, but nothing is quite like Little League®, is it? It’s almost agonizing to watch during the first seasons–very few […]

For more than 40 years, Little League Softball® has provided girls around the world an opportunity to grow as young athletes and young adults. Right now, teams are competing, trying to earn a ticket to one of the four Little League Softball® World Series tournaments that will be held this summer. And the growth of […]

With the calendar turning to July, baseball fans turn their attention to the MLB All-Star festivities. San Diego, Calif., will host to the 87th MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12. In addition to the dozens of big league stars who will be making the trip west, so too will a pair of Little League® […]

At the end of every Little League® season, parents who recently had their child graduate from the program face an emotional time. The family will likely reminisce about the fun you have had at the baseball and softball fields throughout the years. While your child’s Little League playing days may be over, there’s no need […]

East Seoul Little League® Advances to Little League Baseball® World Series as 2016 Asia-Pacific Region Champions

For the second time in three years, Seoul, South Korea, will represent the Asia-Pacific Region at the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pa., this summer. It will be the fourth time a team from South Korea has made an appearance at the World Series. Despite having only made the trip to Williamsport […]