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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:01:36 GMT
Local Little League® programs wishing to provide players with a skills assessment program are encouraged to host a Major League Baseball’s 2014 Pitch, Hit and Run competition.
Little League Partner, Pitch In For Baseball, Receives Little League® President’s Award at the 26th Little League International Congress
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:21:38 GMT
Since 2005, Little League® and Pitch In For Baseball have been partners in helping children around the world get new and gently used baseball and softball equipment. Honoring this nearly 10-year friendship, Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO, presented Pitch In For Baseball with the President’s Award at the 26th Little League International Congress in Minneapolis, Minn. On hand to accept the recognition were Roy Smalley, former Minneapolis Twins player and Pitch In For Baseball Board of Directors President, and David Rhode, Pitch In For Baseball Executive Director.
Longtime Connecticut Volunteer, Maryellen Holden, Receives Little League Peter J. McGovern Distinguished Service Award
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:19:43 GMT
Little League District Administrators are some of the most dedicated, tireless volunteers in the Little League program. At the 26th Little League International Congress, Little League recognized Maryellen Holden, Connecticut District 5 Administrator, with its highest honor, the Peter J. McGovern Distinguished Service Award. This award has been presented at the past 24 Little League International Congresses, and Mrs. Holden is first woman to receive the honor for her dedicated service.
Little League® Celebrates its 75th Anniversary and Honors Significant Contributions to the Program at the Closing of the 26th Little League International Congress
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:17:39 GMT
The 26th Little League® International Congress came to a close in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday, April 7. With ESPN’s Chris McKendry serving as the event’s emcee, Little League celebrated its 75th Anniversary with more than 1,500 volunteers, and honored significant contributions to help make Little League into the world’s largest and most prestigious youth sports organizations.
Former Little League® Foundation Trustee, Philanthropist, Jin Roy Ryu to Receive Peter O’Malley Distinguished Little League Ambassador Award
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:59:49 GMT
Jin Roy Ryu, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Poongsan Group and a longtime trustee of the Little League® Foundation, was honored with the Peter O’Malley Distinguished Little League Ambassador Award. Mr. Ryu received the award at the 26th Little League International Congress in Minneapolis, Minn.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:20:24 GMT
Little League® Baseball and Softball and WeatherBug, the brand millions trust to Know Before™ severe weather strikes, are launching Little League WeatherBug, a new mobile weather app providing coaches, managers, parents, family and friends of Little League with real-time weather, severe weather alerts, and personalized lightning detection to help stay safer during practice and ballgames this season.
Four Members Elected to the Little League® International Board of Directors Following the Retirement of Board Member and Former Little League President and CEO, Dr. Creighton J. Hale
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:42:20 GMT
It was announced at the 26th Little League® International Congress the retirement of Little League International Board of Directors Member and former Little League President and CEO, Dr. Creighton J. Hale. The Board elected Steven P. Johnson, Williamsport, Pa., Susquehanna Health President and CEO, to assume the seat vacated by Dr. Hale’s retirement. In addition to Mr. Johnson, joining the Board are three Field Representative: Jolly Gomez, Tony Richardson, and Bob Toigo.
Dr. Creighton J. Hale, Former Little League® President and CEO, Retires from Little League International Board of Directors After 60 Years of Service
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:07:55 GMT
Since January 1, 1955, Little League® International has benefited from the wisdom and leadership of Dr. Creighton J. Hale. On April 7, 2014, he announced his retirement from the Little League International Board of Directors, after nearly 60 years with the organization. The announcement came at the 26th Little League International Congress in Minneapolis, Minn.
Little League® International Congress Delegates Approve New Regulations to Improve the Future of Little League Baseball and Softball
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:21:13 GMT
At the spring meeting, the Little League® International Board of Directors, approved the voting results of the 2014 Little League International Congress Delegates. The results will bring 14 changes to the Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® programs.
Little League Honors 18 Volunteers From Around the World at the 26th Little League® International Congress
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:38:27 GMT