Are you ready for an exciting summer of softball action, covering every level from Little League to the pros? Be sure to tune in on the ESPN Family of Networks all summer long to celebrate a #SummerOfSoftball with Little League and Athletes Unlimited.
Starting with the Little League Softball® U.S. Region Tournaments on July 23, and the launch of the third season of Athletes Unlimited Softball on July 29, this summer will see plenty of exciting softball action including three Little League Softball World Series events:
- Junior League Softball World Series (July 31 to August 6)
- Senior League Softball World Series (August 1-7)
- Little League Softball World Series (August 9-15)
With its official strategic partnership launched in August 2020, Little League and Athletes Unlimited are committed to working together to coordinate live and digital events that provide engagement between Little Leaguers and professional softball players, create educational and entertaining content to be used across both organization’s digital platforms, continue to promote and strengthen the Little League Girls with Game initiative, and work to develop interest in and access to the game of softball at every level and in every community.
Earlier this year, Athletes Unlimited invited a group of local Little Leaguers to participate in their Title IX Anniversary Celebration Night where they had a chance to throw out nine simultaneous first pitches before enjoying some professional softball action. On August 14, Athletes Unlimited will also be hosting a Little League Day, inviting local Little Leaguers out to the ballpark to enjoy a day of professional softball and unique on-field opportunities. Athletes Unlimited players will also be representing Little League Softball with some special uniform additions on this day. During the Little League Softball World Series, Athletes Unlimited players and staff also have the opportunity to vote on the Girls with Game Team Sportsmanship Award, given to a team that shows what it means to be “Girls with Game” both on and off the field.
As part of their committed partnership, Little League and Athletes Unlimited are thrilled to share in this #SummerOfSoftball and look forward to an exciting future together promoting the game and inspiring future generations of softball players, coaches, and fans. To learn more about Little League and Athletes Unlimited, visit LittleLeague.org/SummerOfSoftball.