Over the past few months, the COVID-19 Pandemic has kept players, volunteers, and families away from the Little League® field, but now as health and government officials have eased restrictions on gatherings in the Czech Republic, Little League officials have made it their priority to find a way to bring the Little League experience to children across the country.
Knowing it would be tough for many leagues to hold a typical season, volunteers across the Czech Republic held a “Little League Days” event to provide a tournament-style experience for Little League Softball® players across the Major and Junior divisions.
“Following the government restrictions that were enforced due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many of our local Little League games were forced to be canceled,” said Vojtěch Albrecht, Little League Czech Republic District Administrator. “We want to thank all of the volunteers who participated in these efforts to get our Little Leaguers back to the field and play outside. Over the course of this past year, the family of regions across our country has grown and has allowed for more girls to participate in the Little League program, and all of that is due to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers.”
The event, which took place in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, brought players, families, and volunteers out for a competitive event between four regular-season teams.
“While only one team took home the championship, all of the players and coaches took home memories that will last a lifetime,” said Mr. Albrecht. “We hope that Little League will return in the fall and with a traditional course of play in 2021 but are proud to be able to provide our Little Leaguers with this experience after a difficult few months.”