Month: February 2024

Little League® International remembers, Bruce Chitwood, former New Mexico District 6 and 2 Administrator. He was 58. Mr. Chitwood, a native of Grants, New Mexico, was a resident of Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the time of his passing. A graduate of Silver City High School, he attended trade school at TVI in Albuquerque. After marrying […]

Ball Park® Buns Extends Partnership with Little League®

After three years of continuous support, Little League® International is pleased to announce a year-long extension with Ball Park® Buns, making it the Official Hot Dog and Hamburger Bun of Little League Baseball and Softball through 2024. “Ball Park Buns has provided incredible support to local Little League programs each year through the Ball Park of […]

Little League® International Honors the Life and Legacy of W. Dwight Raiford, Former Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors

Dwight Raiford has passed away at the age of 75. Mr. Raiford was a volunteer member of the Little League International Board of Directors for nearly 25 years, including three years as Chairman. A native of Burlington, North Carolina and resident of Atlanta, Georgia at the time of his passing, Mr. Raiford began his affiliation […]

Six Innings with Olivia Pichardo, the First NCAA Division I Baseball Girl with Game

When Olivia Pichardo stepped onto her first Little League Baseball® field at six years old, she went out there to have fun, but little did she know that she would grow up to become the first female to play on an NCAA Division I baseball team. She didn’t anticipate that she would one day lace […]

2024 Little League® Southeast Region Tournament Umpires Announced

Little League® International has announced the volunteers who will serve as umpires at each of the Southeast Region tournaments across all divisions in 2024: Little League Baseball® – Warner Robins, Ga. (Aug. 1-6, 2024) Richard Bavilacqua – Florida District 6 David Byars – Florida District 4 Donald Caudill – Georgia District 8 Marty Henry – […]

2024 Little League® Central Region Tournament Umpires Announced

Little League® International has announced the volunteers who will serve as umpires at each of the Central Region tournaments across all divisions in 2024: Little League Baseball® – Whitestown, Ind. (Aug. 2-9, 2024) Larry Babcock – Indiana District 1 John Budnik – Michigan District 9 Alex Hufford – Michigan District 2 Andrew Kelly – Michigan […]

2024 Little League® East Region Tournament Umpires Announced

Little League® International has announced the volunteers who will serve as umpires at each of the East Region tournaments across all divisions in 2024: Little League Baseball® – Bristol, Conn. (Aug. 3-9, 2024) Cameron Bernard – New Hampshire District 1 Thomas Bourque – Massachusetts District 10 Michael Carbonaro – Pennsylvania District 20 Michael Comeau – […]

2024 Little League® West Region Tournament Umpires Announced

Little League® International has announced the volunteers who will serve as umpires at each of the West Region tournaments across all divisions in 2024: Little League Baseball® – San Bernardino, Calif. (Aug. 3-9, 2024) Jason Akiona – Nevada District 4 Greg Anderman – Oregon District 5 Mark Bernstein – California District 31 Raymy Brown – […]

2024 Little League® Southwest Region Tournament Umpires Announced

Little League® International has announced the volunteers who will serve as umpires at each of the Southwest Region tournaments across all divisions in 2024: Little League Baseball® – Waco, Texas (Aug. 1-6, 2024) Erik Brown – Texas-East District 25 Traci Duez – Texas-East District 16 Terry Falgout – Texas-East District 12 Doug Farmer – Texas-East […]

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees Set for 2024 After Record-Setting Year

Following a record-setting year in 2023, the Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees are set to return with seven events scheduled across the United States for the 2024 season. In its second year back since the pandemic, the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree events saw record performances in 2023, including the largest softball event in the program’s […]