Following the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series this August and an exciting Summer of Softball that concluded with the most-watched Little League Softball® World Series, Little League® International will be welcoming its softball community to the iconic Howard J. Lamade Stadium for the first ever Girls with Game Experience event on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
“This summer has been filled with incredible softball opportunities for children all across the country, and we are looking forward to providing yet another unique experience this fall right at the home of the birthplace of Little League,” said Ashlea Nash-Miller, Little League Director of Softball Development. “We hope this event will inspire future generations of the game and provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn from Division I softball players and play on the iconic fields from the Little League World Series.”
Launched in coordination with Penn State University and the University of Maryland, as well as MBI Camps, the Girls with Game Experience will feature a two-hour instructional clinic for females ages 9-14, led by representatives from both Division I Universities within the Big Ten Conference, starting at 10 a.m. ET. After the clinic, all registrants will have the opportunity to watch their instructors take the field in an exhibition game at 4:30 p.m. between the two programs on Howard J. Lamade Stadium, the home of the Little League Baseball World Series Championship every August.
The registration fee for those interested in attending the softball clinic is $80 and will cover a clinic T-shirt, admission to the World of Little League® Museum, lunch, and special seating at the exhibition game.
The exhibition game between Maryland and Penn State at 4:30 p.m. is open to the public and has no cost of admission to attend. Seating within the stadium, outside of those seats reserved for clinic registrants behind home plate, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and no ticket is required. Fans looking to attend the game are asked to enter the Little League International Complex via the entrance at East Mountain Avenue and will be directed to park in the parking lot in the outfield of Volunteer Stadium, along Borderline Road. Concessions will be available, and visitors are encouraged to stop by the Little League Main Gift Shop, located on the concourse behind home plate of Lamade Stadium.
The unique, all-day event is named in celebration of the Little League Girls with Game initiative which was launched in 2019 to honor all the girls and women who have made the Little League program what it is today and those who inspire the future generation of female participants at every level. From written stories and feature videos to inspiring quotes and photos across all its digital media platforms, the Girls with Game initiative celebrates the memorable moments, exciting events, and inspiring individuals throughout the Little League Baseball and Softball program all year long. To learn more about this initiative, visit LittleLeague.org/GirlsWithGame.
To learn more about the Girls with Game Experience event on October 15, including information on how to register your child, please visit LittleLeague.org.