Tag: inclusion

Little League® Officially Kicks Off Its #GWG50 Celebration

As the calendar turns to a new year for communities all around the world, the official kickoff of the Little League® Girls with Game® 50 (#GWG50) Celebration is underway as we join together to honor the incredible Girls with Game who have changed our game and look to inspire the next generation to step up […]

Little League® To Hold Its First-Ever Girls Baseball Event Named After Original Girl with Game, Maria Pepe

Little League® International is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Girls Baseball Event to be held at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and complex on June 7-9, 2024, as part of the organization’s year-long Girls with Game 50 Celebration. Named after one of the program’s original Girls with Game, the “Maria Pepe Little League […]

Little League® to Increase Access and Opportunity with League Choice at Youngest Levels of Play Starting in 2025

Starting with the 2025 season, children at the youngest levels of the Little League® Baseball and Softball program (League Age 4-7) throughout the United States will have the ability to register and play for any local Little League program they choose, without respect to any geography- or school-related eligibility requirements. Those players who register under […]

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees See Record Numbers, First-Time Experiences in 2023

In its second year back since the pandemic, the Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree events saw record performances in 2023, including the largest softball event in the program’s history and the addition of nine first-time participating leagues. “Since we held our first Jamboree nearly two decades ago, these events have provided opportunities to children within our […]

Important Updates to Little League’s Child Protection Program

Little League® is for everyone, and all children and families should be able to fully enjoy their Little League experience on and off the field. To help bring that fun, community-based opportunity to children, it is paramount that we keep the safety and well-being of our Little Leaguers® at the forefront of all that we […]

New Exhibits Highlighting AU Softball, Tom Seaver Now Available in the World of Little League® Museum

Continuing to celebrate the wins and experiences of Little League® graduates, the World of Little League® Museum has officially opened two new exhibits: the Athletes Unlimited Pro Games Exhibit and the Tom Seaver Little League Legacy Exhibit.   The Athletes Unlimited Pro Games Exhibit   Highlighting the impact of the Athletes Unlimited (AU) and Little League partnership, […]

A “Full-Count Conversation” with Umpires Robbie Guest and Don Brown

There are certain moments in life that people can reflect on where every detail is so clear, as if it happened just the day before. For Little League® umpires Robbie Guest and Don Brown, receiving a phone call from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) was one of those moments.  In addition to their services […]

Eggland’s Best Surprises 2023 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Teams with $5,000 Grant

As part of its ongoing support of the Little League Challenger Division®, Eggland’s Best, the Official Egg of Little League Baseball and Softball, recently surprised the two participating teams of the 2023 Little League Challenger Division Exhibition Game with a $5,000 check to support their league’s efforts. “At Eggland’s Best, we are committed to supporting […]

2023 Little League® Photo Contest Top Submissions Recognized

After receiving more than 3,100 submissions throughout the course of two months, Little League® Baseball and Softball is pleased to announce the top three photos of the 2023 Little League Photo Contest. In addition to recognition in the World of Little League® Museum and on the scoreboard during the Little League Baseball® World Series, the […]

Little League A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Award Winners Announced for 2023

The safety and well-being of all participants in the Little League® Program has always been a top priority, and since 1995, Little League and Musco Lighting have partnered in the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) to help local leagues and districts in the United States create the safest environment possible for player, volunteers, and fans. […]