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Little League® is proud to partner with Athletes Unlimited Pro Softball that will bring together Little League Softball® players and the world’s best softball athletes, grow excitement around the game, and increase both accessibility and racial diversity in the sport.

Established in 2020, Athletes Unlimited is a new professional softball league that offers a range of innovations to bring athletes and fans a unique and intense version of the sport. With an innovative new scoring system, players will earn points based on team victories and individual performances. Every week will start with a new draft where the top four players on the leaderboard are selected as team captains and will pick who will play on their team for the week. Because Athletes Unlimited has eliminated the concept of team owners, the best athletes in the world are now decision-makers and stakeholders in the leagues, making them more than just professional athletes, but also role models for future generations of the game.

As part of the partnership, Little League and Athletes Unlimited will work together to coordinate live and digital events that provide engagement between Little Leaguers and professional softball players, create educational and entertaining content to be used across both organization’s digital platforms, continue to promote and strengthen the Little League Girls with Game initiative, and work to develop interest in and access to the game of softball at every level and in every community.

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Returning in 2024, the Athletes Unlimited Pro Games Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will be coming to the Little League Softball® World Series.

All 60 professional softball players on the AU Pro Softball Championship Season roster will head to Greenville, NC to play a doubleheader at East Carolina University’s softball stadium. Both games will be televised live on ESPN2.

AU players will also visit Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park, the home of the Little League Softball World Series, to interact with all 12 participating teams from around the world, providing each of them with a unique and memorable experience exclusive to this event.

AU Pro Games at the LLSWS

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