Sault Sainte Marie, MI (August 4, 2014) – Little League® Baseball and Softball, along with the Lake Superior State University will team up on September 20th, 2014 to welcome Little League Softball® players to its “Little League Softball Day.”
The Little League Softball Day will be held at Locey Field, on W. 12th Ave. in Sault Sainte Marie, MI, home of Lake Superior State University softball. The Lakers will host a doubleheader against Alpena Community College at 1pm and 3pm. Little Leaguers, their parents and local league volunteers are encouraged to attend the game(s). The players will come dressed in their Little League uniform jerseys, and following the games will be permitted on to the field to meet the collegiate players and coaches. “Little League Softball Days are a way to recognize Little League Softball, and gain an appreciation of the college softball experience,” said Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. “For 75 years, Little League has played an active role in connecting communities. Little League Softball Days will afford young athletes of all ages the chance to enjoy the game of softball at its finest. They will have the complete game experience from the warm-ups to game’s end.”
Colleges and universities throughout the United States, including UCLA; the University of Arizona; the University of Tennessee; DePaul University and the University of Michigan, have hosted similar events in recent years.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Little League Softball has over 360,000 players worldwide and is played in nearly all U.S. states. Each summer, Little League International operates four World Series tournaments for softball, in which world champions in the divisions of Little League (ages 11-12), Junior League (12-14), Senior League (13-16) and Big League Softball (14-18) are crowned. Each of the championship games in those tournaments are televised on ESPN family of networks. For more information on the Little League Softball Day, contact Kevin Misiak, Volunteer Assistant, at: (906) 203-9825; or via email, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1939, Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 countries.