Little League

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Since its inception in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa., Little League has always been a community-based organization, focused on developing future leaders and citizens, through the sports of baseball and softball.With divisions of play for boys and girls from 4 to 16, there is an opportunity for all children to have a Little League experience. A leader in safety, there are 7,000 local Little League programs in more than 80 countries, where children, parents and volunteers come together to support their teams.Little League is headquartered in South Williamsport, Pa., the home of the Little League Baseball World Series and the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store. There are also five regional offices in the United States (Bristol, Conn.; Warner Robins, Ga.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Waco, Texas; San Bernardino, Calif.) and four internationally (Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, Poland) that provide direct assistance to our local leagues.In addition to providing millions an opportunity to learn the skills of teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship, Little League organizes nine World Series Tournaments. The leader in competitive youth sports, all of Little League World Series Championship Games are broadcast on the ESPN Family of Networks.

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Little League Baseball and Softball (officially, Little League Baseball Inc) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, that organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Founded by Carl Stotz, George Bebble, and Bert Bebble in 1939 as a three-team league in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and formally incorporated on October 10, 1950, Little League Baseball encourages local volunteers to organize and operate Little League programs that are annually chartered through Little League International. Each league can structure itself to best serve the children in the area in which the league operates. Several specific divisions of Little League baseball and softball are available to children ages 4 to 16. The organization holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code.The organization's administrative office is located in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The first Little League Baseball World Series was played in Williamsport in 1947. The Little League International Complex hosts the annual Little League Baseball World Series at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium, and is also the site of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, which provides a history of Little League Baseball and Softball through interactive exhibits for children. Many Major League Baseball (MLB) players played in Little League. Wikipedia

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