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Little League® International Restructures Operations Department to Strategically Support Volunteers and Communities

Nina Johnson-Pitt named Senior Strategy Executive, Dan Velte Named Senior Operations Executive In November 2020, the Little League® International Board of Directors began implementing a plan to evaluate and strengthen the organizational structure of Little League International, with the appointment of Patrick W. Wilson as Chief Operating Officer. To continue these efforts, a new operational […]

Former Little Leaguers® Mahomes, Stewart Earn Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Honors

After a year filled with their much-needed leadership, activism, and optimism, two former Little Leaguers®, Patrick Mahomes and Breanna Stewart, were honored this December with two of the five Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year honors, joining Lebron James, Naomi Osaka, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The theme of the 2020 magazine issue was “The Activist Athlete.” […]

T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Champions to be Revealed During Virtual Awards Show on December 9

Top Little Leaguers® to be honored on T-Mobile’s Beyond the Bases Series Featuring Two-Time Olympic Medalist, Jennie Finch, and Yankees First Baseman, Luke Voit. After a season-long competition, the official winners of the 2020 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby will be revealed on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. ET, during a virtual awards […]

Applications for T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant Now Open

Thanks to a $2 million donation from T-Mobile, as many as 20,000 families in need will be able to register their children to play Little League® next season through the support of the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program. Eligible families can apply for financial assistance for the 2021 season beginning Thursday, December 3, […]

Local Little League® Programs Can Request Playing Equipment During The Players Alliance “Pull Up Neighbor” Tour

Throughout December 2020, and January 2021, several U.S. cities will welcome the “Pull Up Neighbor” Tour supported by The Players Alliance (TPA). As part of this initiative to provide aid to Black communities, local Little League teams or players in need of playing equipment may contact TPA and submit requests. The Players Alliance is a […]

A Letter from Hugh E. Tanner, Little League® International Board of Directors Chairman

Reflecting on 2020 is a bit like looking into a broken mirror. Thinking back to the end of 2019, we were embarking on one of the most exciting moments in the history of the Little League® program. We had just announced the expansion of the Little League Baseball and Softball World Series. We launched a […]

International Rotation Set for 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series Expansion Teams; Dates Announced for 2023 LLWS Events

During the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, the first two international expansion teams who will earn direct entry to the 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) were announced, and the official dates for the 2023 Little League World Series (LLWS) were established. 2022 International Expansion Team Rotation Announced […]

Three New Members Elected to the Little League® International Board of Directors

During its annual fall meeting in November 2020, three new members were elected to the Little League® International Board of Directors. Joining the Board as the newest Regional Field Directors for a four-year term will be Tom Edge (Southwest Region – Texas District 17), Serafin Gomez III (Latin America Region – Mexico District 18), and […]

Little League® Photo Contest Winners Announced

As the summer comes to an end, Little League® International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Little League Photo Contest. Held in coordination with the launch of Little League’s new look, mission, and logo on June 6, the Little League Photo Contest ran from mid-June through mid-September to help Little League players, […]

Embrace Opportunity, Appreciate Life Lessons, and Make Every Moment Count

Dear Little Leaguers, I hope you are reading this because you love softball. Softball can be one of the greatest experiences of your life. It can be your passion, teach you life lessons, and create lasting bonds. It can take you to the school of your dreams, to the Women’s College World Series, to a […]