During its annual August meeting, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved an offer to relocate its Central Region Headquarters to Whitestown, Ind., pending the completion of a formal agreement.
“After a thorough evaluation of local communities within the Central Region, the Little League International Board of Directors are pleased that this opportunity involving Whitestown was presented to us and we are looking forward to seeing what the community has to offer,” said Hugh E. Tanner, Little League International Board of Directors Chairman. “This opportunity takes us one step closer to finding a home for our Central Region Headquarters and we are excited to see how the Whitestown community can support Little Leaguers throughout the region.”
Little League International will work with local Whitestown officials and community members throughout the process. At this time, there are no additional details regarding the selection process or any future plans. Little League International will continue to provide information as it becomes available.
Established in 1989, the Central Region Headquarters is one of five Little League regional offices located in the United States and serves as the administrative center for Little League Baseball and Softball activities in Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Collectively, the Central Region Headquarters, with the guidance and assistance provided by 89 volunteer District Administrators, coordinates operations for approximately 26,000 teams and 375,000 players participating in all levels of Little League Baseball and Softball.
On September 12, 2018, the Whitestown Town Council signed and approved the purchase agreement for the future location of the Little League International Central Region Headquarters. It is anticipated that the new 10,000 square foot headquarters, and playing facilities, will be built on 20-acres at 7060 S. Indianapolis Road in Whitestown, Ind., just west of I-65 at Exit 130. It is planned to have the fields completed in time for the 2020 Little League Baseball and Little League Softball tournaments.
NOTE: Contact and mailing information for all Little League Central Region staff members will remain the same until the further notice.