Little League® Girls with Game 50 Photo Contest Top Submissions Recognized

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After receiving nearly 1,000 submissions in March as part of the annual Little League® Girls with Game® month, Little League is pleased to announce the top three photos of its Girls with Game 50 (#GWG50) Photo Contest.

Officially opened on March 1, the #GWG50 Photo Contest was launched in coordination with the Girls with Game 50 Celebration and highlights the girls and women who make Little League communities around the world so special. Throughout the month, families and leagues were encouraged to share their own photos, past or present, to showcase the many ways they are celebrating #GWG50 throughout their communities. Submissions captured moments of teamwork, inclusion, and fun both on and off the field.

Although every submission brought the #GWG50 to life in its own unique way, below are the top three photos that were selected which best exemplify the Girls with Game 50 celebration:

Kirkland (Wash.) Little League

In 1974, Kirkland (Wash.) Little League became one of the first-ever softball leagues as the organization launched its new program. Split into the National League and the American League, teams competed in a championship game at the end of the regular season. The “Robins” (pictured in orange) represented the American League and became the first team to win the Girls Little League Softball® City Championship that year.

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Boerne (Texas) Little League

After hitting her first-ever home run in a Coach Pitch division game, seven-year-old Margo rounds third base as her mother, and coach, cheers her on!

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Caln Little League (Thorndale, Penn.)

Just seconds after throwing out the runner at second base to end the inning, Little Leaguer® Emma is all smiles as her coach celebrates her!

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In addition to the top photo selections above, below are some leagues that were recognized with honorable mention:

Each of the photos outlined above will be recognized across Little League’s official social media platforms (@LittleLeague) and represented in a new Girls with Game exhibit at the World of Little League® Museum this summer as part of the #GWG50 Celebration.

The #GWG50 Celebration is proudly supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods, a long-time Little League partner that is committed to creating opportunities for girls and women in sports and will be activating around key events and milestones this year.