NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE WEEK®
During the second week of June, National Little League Week® recognizes a youth program that instills sportsmanship, volunteerism, physical fitness and an appreciation of a game that has been loved for generations.
The largest youth sports program in the world today, Little League incorporates both baseball and softball.
It was in 1939 when Carl Stotz and his wife Grayce developed an idea for an organization to promote teamwork and fair play for neighborhood youth. With the help of family, on June 6 the first Little League game was played.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Find out how you can volunteer or join a Little League program near you! Visit www.littleleague.org to find out more. Share your Little League memories and use #LittleLeagueWeek® to share on social media.
President Dwight Eisenhower first proclaimed National Little League Week® in 1964.
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