Intermediate World Series Returns To Livermore
After a very successful inagural year for the Intermediate League program, Little League International has again chosen Livermore, California to be the host site for the 2015 Intermediate Little League World Series (LLWS).
The Intermediate LLWS, which is for players age 11-13, will be hosted at Max Baer Park, home of Granada Little League. The dates are scheduled for July 29 - August 4.
"We are very excited to have the Intermediate LLWS return to Livermore and the CA District 57 area," said CA57 District Administrator Dave Wetmore. "Last year, Granada was a fabulous host, and all of the CA57 leagues, and the entire Tri-Valley community really came together to put on a tremendous event. With the national television coverage on ESPN, it provided great exposure for our district, our sponsors, and the entire Tri-Valley region. We are looking forward to providing an even better time this year."
Last summer, 10 team from around the world decended upon Livermore for the Intermediate LLWS. The final game,which was broadcast worldwide on ESPN, found the Izumisano LL team from Osaka Japan defeating the Collier Township/Chartiers Valley LL team to take the championship.
Those that are interested in helping sponsor the event should contact Steve Fields at email@example.com
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fairlands Elementary School (MPR)
Opening Day Ceremonies & Jamboree
Time: 11:20 am (players arrive at 11:00 am in uniform)
Location: Sports Park, Field #5
2015 PLEASANTON LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER BASEBALL PROGRAM
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Today, more than 30,000 players participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide.
Each spring, a team of boys and girls get together and play games at the Dublin Sports Park with other local Challenger teams from the east bay area to make it an afternoon they won't forget. The season is typically from late March and finishing up with the Annual Challenger Jamboree over Memorial Day weekend.
Little League's Challenger Program is expanding for the 2015 season. Beginning with the 2015 season, a Senior League Challenger Division for players ages 15 and above (no maximum age) in addition to the Little League Challenger Division, which is available to players age 4-18. Individuals ages 15-18 have the option to participate either in the Little League or Senior League Challenger Division.
GAMES: Each Challenger game consists of two innings. All players bat in their respective half of the inning (no score is kept nor are any strikes, walks or outs). Parents, coaches, family members, friends, all help out and are encouraged to assist the children with batting, fielding, running and throwing as necessary. The players are taught good sportsmanship and very basic fundamentals of the game. Every child hits, runs and scores!
WHAT DO YOU NEED? Each player receives a jersey and a hat with team colors and logo. There is plenty of equipment (bats, balls, helmets, gloves, bases, etc.) for the players to use, but they may bring their own gloves and bats.
NO FEES, JUST FUN, FUN, FUN!!! There are no fees to enroll in Challenger baseball. All that is required is a willing player and family to come out and enjoy America's pastime sport with peers and buddies.
REGISTRATION: You may register with any of the 3 Pleasanton Leagues (league boundaries do not apply) and the player will be place on one of the Challenger teams. You may register at www.pleasantonnational.org, www.pfllonline.org or www.pleasantonamerican.com
CONTACT: Diane Berry (PFLL) firstname.lastname@example.org; Kelly Bosuego (PNLL) email@example.com; Matt Fenzl (PALL) firstname.lastname@example.org