Month: March 2021

Hundreds of Local Little League® Programs Receive Much Needed Equipment from The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation

Thanks to the support of The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, more than 3,500 Little Leaguers® from nearly 400 local Little League® programs across the United States will have brand new equipment to use as they return to the field for the 2021 season. In the fall of 2020, local Little League programs in need had […]

Six Innings with Sophie Khidasheli, Little League® District Administrator and First Female Secretary General for the Georgian Baseball & Softball Federation

As the world’s largest youth sports organization, Little League® International relies on the dedication and commitment of its more than one million volunteers to grow the game and provide a memorable Little League experience to millions of children each year. Working with its highest-level volunteers, the District Administrators, along with national and global Baseball and […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Andrew LaTurner, a longtime Little League Central Region volunteer and umpire, who officiated games in the 2014 Little League Baseball® Intermediate 50/70 World Series in Livermore, California. He was 48. Mr. LaTurner, a resident of Garrett, Indiana, served as the Umpire-In-Chief for Parchment (Michigan) Little League and was […]

Six Innings with Kati Harmon, Little League® Nevada District 3 Administrator

As Little League® continues its celebration of Girls with Game, Nevada District 3 Administrator, Kati Harmon, shares her advice for other females and the importance of being involved as a Little League volunteer. Little League (LL): What motivated you to take on a leadership role within the Little League program? Kati Harmon (KH): Getting involved […]

Little League® International remembers Eduard Rapuano, Sr., a Little League East Region volunteer and umpire for 50 years, who officiated games in the 1990 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was 83. In 1988 and 1989, Mr. Rapuano umpired in the Senior League Baseball World Series played in Kalamazoo, Michigan. One year […]

Little League® Launches Lift Your League Virtual Fundraising Campaign

For the first time in its more than 80-year history, Little League® International is uniting the fundraising efforts of its local leagues across the United States through a newly launched virtual fundraising campaign known as Lift Your League. Running from March 15-31, 2021, Lift Your League  is focused on rallying communities together to provide financial […]

Talking Little League Softball® With Italian National Team Players

As part of a continued celebration of its award-winning Girls with Game Initiative, Little League® International had the opportunity to sit down and talk with three members of the Italian National Softball team who grew up playing for Lombardia Little League (Milano, Italy) and had the unique opportunity to participate in one of its World Series events. […]

Restructuring of Little League® Region Staff Provides Strategic Support to Volunteers and Communities

In November 2020, the Little League® International Board of Directors began implementing a plan to evaluate and strengthen the organizational structure of Little League International, with the appointment of Patrick W. Wilson as Chief Operating Officer. To continue these efforts, a new leadership alignment, focused on supporting local Little League programs, has been established in each of […]

Six Innings with Little League® Graduate Elizabeth Osder

Growing up, Ms. Osder made her Little League debut as a player on April 20, 1974, just 20 days after New Jersey courts ruled in favor of allowing girls to play Little League. After a rewarding Little League experience as a player, Ms. Osder continued onto the next chapter in her Little League story as […]

Softball Squad’s Top Advice for Little League® Parents

On January 6, 2020, Little League® International launched its new webinar series, Softball Squad, featuring unique interviews made just for Little League Softball® families. Presented with Sue Enquist, founder of One Softball and former UCLA Head Softball Coach, and hosted by Nina Johnson-Pitt, Little League Senior Strategy Executive and mom of three, the Softball Squad […]