Category: General

“Dear Girls with Game” – Chris Downs

Dear Girls With Game, For decades, I’ve not only served as an employee for Little League, but have also volunteered at both the local and district levels, just as millions of other adults have done over the years in an effort toward making the Little League experience uniquely special for all kids. One such period […]

Little League® Diamond Leader Discussions: Krista Bordeleau

Licensed Clinical Behaviorist Krista (Schermerhorn) Bordeleau grew up lacing up her softball cleats and stepping out onto her local league’s fields, so when her two daughters were old enough to play, it was a perfect opportunity for Mrs. Bordeleau to continue her love for the game and return to Little League® as a volunteer.   As […]

#GWG50 Staff Spotlight: Nina Johnson-Pitt, Senior Strategy Executive

Now in her 18th year with Little League®, Nina Johnson-Pitt has served in a variety of different ways for the organization, from the grassroots level to her current role spearheading the strategic efforts of the world’s largest youth baseball and softball organization. During the early part of her career as Central Region Assistant Director and […]

Little League® Receives 2023 Pitch In For Baseball and Softball MVP Award

Thanks to its ongoing support and significant equipment donations to Pitch In For Baseball and Softball (PIFBS), Little League® has been named the recipient of the 2023 PIFBS Equipment Donor MVP Award.   Throughout the 2023 season, Little League International donated more than 4,000 pieces of equipment including helmets, baseballs and softballs, and training aids to […]

“Dear Girls with Game” – Lauren Rude

Dear Girls with Game,  When you sit in the dugout, surrounded by your teammates, waiting to run out onto the field for the first pitch of the game – what’s running through your mind? Some people are thinking of all the recent advice they might have received from their coach, and others might be visualizing […]

Stu Hartenstein Named Little League® Director of Umpire Development and Operations

Little League® International has announced the transition of Stu Hartenstein from Central Region Director to Director of Umpire Development and Operations, effective as of February 24, 2024. “We are proud to provide Stu this new opportunity, as we continue to find ways to enhance our umpire development, education, and operations across all levels of our […]

Little League® Launches #GWG50 Grant Program

As part of our continued commitment to female inclusion within our program, as well as another milestone with the Girls with Game 50 Celebration in 2024, we are pleased to announce the launch of its #GWG50 Grant Program with a commitment of grant-making and scholarship funding opportunities. Focused on providing local leagues and volunteers with […]

AU Pro Games Returning to Greenville to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Little League Softball® World Series

After a successful first year that brought a historic event to the home of the Little League Softball® World Series, Athletes Unlimited Pro Softball is set to return to Greenville, North Carolina, for a second year of fun and excitement with the 2024 AU Pro Games, set to take place on August 6-7. In addition […]

Little League® Offers Families Unique, Affordable Fun

A staple in communities around the world for decades, Little League® Baseball and Softball provides millions of families each year with an experience unlike any other youth sports organization and is purposefully driven to provide a positive impact on youth and communities. With local leagues available in approximately 6,500 communities around the world, Little League […]

Registration Open for 2024 Maria Pepe Little League Baseball® Legacy Series

Registration for the first-ever “Maria Pepe Little League Baseball® Legacy Series: A Girls with Game® Experience” is officially open, giving girls (ages 10-12) the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in a historic event at the home of the Little League Baseball World Series. The event is part of Little League’s Girls with Game 50 […]