Category: Congress

Six Innings With MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis

Mr. Davis shared his thoughts at the 27th Little League® International Congress. During the 27th Little League® International Congress in New Orleans in January, Little League Baseball and Softball had the opportunity to sit down with MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis to discuss six questions surrounding his professional career, what Little League means to him, […]

Looking Back at 27th Little League® International Congress in New Orleans

Little League recognizes dedicated volunteers for service around the world. Nearly 1,500 representatives of Little League® Baseball and Softball from around the world gathered together in New Orleans for the 27th Little League International Congress on January 19-22. Congress officially got kicked off in style on Friday, January 19, with the Opening Convocation at the […]

Dave Wetmore Presented with the Little League® Peter J. McGovern Distinguished Service Award

Mr. Wetmore has been a dedicated volunteer in the Little League® program since 1987.  Little League® International proudly announced Dave Wetmore (California District 57) as the recipient of the Peter J. McGovern Distinguished Service Award at the Chairman’s Banquet of the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans on January 22. Presented at the Little League International Congress since 1958, the Peter J. McGovern Distinguished Service Award recognizes […]

Longtime Volunteer Gary Kay Named Little League® President’s Award Recipient

Mr. Kay has been a dedicated volunteer in the Little League® program since 1979.  Little League® International proudly announced Florida District 12 volunteer, Gary Kay, as the Little League President’s Award recipient at the Chairman’s Banquet of the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans on January 22. Presented at the Little League International Congress since 1987, the President’s Award […]

Cadonau Family Named Little League® Chairman’s Award Recipient

The Cadonau Family have hosted the Little League Softball® World Series at the Alpenrose Dairy Farm in Portland, Ore., since 1994.  For more than two decades, the Alpenrose Dairy Farm, owned and operated by the Cadonau Family in Portland, Ore., has served as the iconic home of the Little League Softball® World Series, one of Little League® International’s premiere events each summer. Thanks […]

Two New Members Selected to Join Board at Little League® International Congress

East and West Regions appoint two new representatives to the Little League® International Board of Directors. Two new regional representatives to the Little League® International Board of Directors were officially nominated by their peers on Saturday, January 20, during Regional Meetings at the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans. Effective with their election at the November 2018 meeting, District Administrators […]

Little League® District Administrators and Assistant District Administrators Honored For Service

District representatives from each of Little League’s nine regions were honored for their dedicated service to the Little League program.    District representatives from each of Little League’s nine regions were recently honored for their dedicated service to the Little League program during the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast at the Little League International Congress in New Orleans on […]

Little League® International Outlines D.A. Standards for Exceptional Leadership and Volunteer Service

Presentation provides Little League District Administrators with a distinct and comprehensive overview of how to effectively serve local leagues within their District.   During the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans this January, Little League Baseball and Softball tasked District Administrators (D.A.), its most important volunteer constituents, with reinforcing the “District Administrator Standards for Exceptional Leadership and Volunteer Service.”  Constructed around eight tenets that have been approved by […]

Opening Convocation Welcomes Volunteers to New Orleans in Style

Nearly 1,500 Little League® volunteers were officially welcomed in an unforgettable fashion. The 27th Little League® International Congress officially got underway on Friday, January 19, as Little League Baseball and Softball welcomed nearly 1,500 volunteers with the Opening Convocation at the New Orleans Convention Center.  With all of Little League’s representatives gathered together, the attendees were officially welcomed to the city with a video […]

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred Enters the Little League® Hall of Excellence

Commissioner Manfred (left) receives Hall of Excellence Award from Little League International Board of Directors Chairman Hugh E. Tanner. Little League® Baseball and Softball is proud to announce that Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., has officially been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence in honor of his dedication to the growth of youth baseball and […]