Tag: All Regions,Northwest Region,US Regions,West Region

Six Innings with Little League® Graduate Elizabeth Osder

Growing up, Ms. Osder made her Little League debut as a player on April 20, 1974, just 20 days after New Jersey courts ruled in favor of allowing girls to play Little League. After a rewarding Little League experience as a player, Ms. Osder continued onto the next chapter in her Little League story as […]

Dan Velte Elevated to Little League® International Senior Operations Executive

As an important step in the overall restructuring of the Little League® International operations department to support volunteers and communities, former Senior Director of League Development and Regional Operations, Dan Velte, has been elevated to the new role of Senior Operations Executive. Under the guidance of newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, Pat Wilson, Mr. Velte […]

Nina Johnson-Pitt Elevated to Little League® International Senior Strategy Executive

As an important element of the overall restructuring of the Little League® International operations department to support volunteers and communities and advance Little League’s strategic league development initiatives, former Central Region Director, Nina Johnson-Pitt, has been elevated to the new role of Senior Strategy Executive. In this position, Ms. Johnson-Pitt will work across all departments […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five New Members Join the Little League® International Advisory Board

During its annual fall meeting in October 2020, held virtually this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Little League® International Advisory Board was pleased to welcome five new members. “This year, perhaps more than ever, a direct understanding of what is happening at the community level of our program will be vitally important as […]