For the past 26 years, Little League® International has been proud to call Alpenrose Dairy the home of the Little League Softball® World Series. Without the strong support and friendship from Carl Cadonau Sr., his son Carl Cadonau Jr., his wife Phyllis, and their three children, Carl Cadonau III, Cary Cadonau, and Tracey Cadonau McKinnon, the success and growth of this event would not have been possible.
The Alpenrose Dairy site has provided lifelong memories and experiences for countless Little Leaguers in the Portland community, as well as the thousands of softball players, families, and communities from around the world who have enjoyed the Little League Softball World Series. For that, we are eternally thankful and grateful for the tremendous support of the volunteers, Alpenrose staff members, and the entire Portland community over the years. We sincerely hope that Alpenrose can continue to provide those opportunities to their community and the local Little League programs.
Little League International greatly values its relationship and friendship with Carl Cadonau Jr. and his family and the opportunities we’ve worked together to provide. Based on the outcome and fallout of the recent sale of the Alpenrose Dairy, and out of respect for Carl Cadonau Jr. and his family, Little League International has made the decision to relocate the 2020 Little League Softball World Series and leave our home of the last 26 years.
Little League thanks Bob Hudlow, Tournament Director, the tournament committee, and all the volunteers for their dedication to making the Little League Softball World Series an amazing experience for everyone in Portland. We are committed to finding the best home for the future of the Little League Softball World Series, as we look forward to the expansion of the tournament in 2021 and to providing more girls a once-in-a-lifetime experience at this iconic event.