Month: June 2020

Melrose Little League Alumni Share Their Stories

For the past two years, Melrose (Mass.) Little League has recognized graduating high school seniors who got their start playing in the league and have continued to demonstrate a commitment to the Melrose community with a one-time scholarship to be used to further their education. Each student applicant must compose an essay, no less than […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball remembers Donna LaForme, Little League International’s Housekeeping Supervisor in Williamsport, Pa. She was 60. Mrs. LaForme was a native of Williamsport, Pa., and resided in Montgomery, Pa., at time of her death. She was a 1977 graduate of South Williamsport (Pa.) High School. “While all of us who knew Donna […]

2020 ESPY Awards Highlight Little League® Graduates and Supporters

While the 2020 ESPY Awards were forced to take on a new appearance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the excitement, inspiration, and motivation that transpired from the night’s event was far from lost. Among the award winners recognized during the memorable evening included a pair of former Little Leaguers®, as well as a Major League […]

“Little League® Days” Event Gets Players Back to the Field in Czech Republic

Over the past few months, the COVID-19 Pandemic has kept players, volunteers, and families away from the Little League® field, but now as health and government officials have eased restrictions on gatherings in the Czech Republic, Little League officials have made it their priority to find a way to bring the Little League experience to […]

Little League® Graduates Earn the Call at 2020 MLB Draft

While the format of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, presented by T-Mobile, may have looked different, the one thing that remained consistent was the amount of former Little Leaguers® who had their childhood dreams come true when they heard Commissioner Robert D. Manfred call their names to continue their baseball journey. Among the first-round […]

  Little League® International mourns the passing of Roger Birdsall who served as California District 21 Administrator for 45 years. He was 94. A native of Rialto, California, and a resident of nearby Rancho Cucamonga at the time of his death, Mr. Birdsall, was a graduate of Rialto’s Chaffey High School, where he was a […]

A Parent’s Perspective on Little League® During the Pandemic

By Suzie Michael, Middlesex (N.J.) Little League Parents know being in a local Little League® program is more than just showing up to practices, games, fundraisers, or snack shack duty. That’s a given when volunteering.  We volunteer to demonstrate to our kids what it means to give back, participate, and gain a sense of community. […]

Little League® Video Features Earn Trifecta of 2020 Telly Awards

Each year, Little League® International helps tell its story through a variety of video features and other digital efforts. Three of those stories from the 2019 season were recognized this spring as part of the 41st Annual Telly Awards with a pair of Silver awards and a Bronze, placing the organization’s efforts among the top […]