Month: December 2017

Little League® International Remembers Former Little League® International Employee Jerry Hughes

Little League® International mourns the passing of Jerry Hughes, a former employee of Little League International. He was 91. Mr. Hughes, a native of Grayling, Mich., moved to South Williamsport, Pa., as a child and was a 1947 graduate of South Williamsport High School. He joined the Little League Baseball and Softball Marketing Department in […]

USABat Kit Grants Available for Leagues in Need

Bat Grant Update: The application period for the USABat Kit Grants from Little League International has closed. ALL LEAGUES which have applied for a Bat Grant will be notified via email by mid-February. Leagues and families are encouraged to visit USA Baseball’s website for information on the USABat Standard and list of approved bats. Individual families are […]

Little League® International Remembers Grace Rizzo, Little League’s Longest-tenured Employee

Little League® Baseball and Softball mourns the passing of Grace Rizzo, who came to work for Little League International in 1964, and was the organization’s longest-tenured employee. She was 70. Throughout her five-plus decades with Little League, Mrs. Rizzo, a native of Williamsport, Pa., and 1964 graduate of Montgomery (Pa.) High School, had served as […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Mike DeBone, former California District 45 Administrator. He was 86. Mr. DeBone first volunteered with San Lorenzo National Little League, serving for 25 years, including 16 years as League President and three as the league’s Player Agent. Continuing his volunteer commitment to the Little League program, Mr. DeBone […]