Maria Pepe Little League Baseball Legacy Series: A Girls with Game Experience
Little League International is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Girls Baseball Event to be held at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and complex on June 7-9, 2024, as part of the organization’s year-long Girls with Game 50 Celebration. Named after one of the program’s original Girls with Game, the “Maria Pepe Little League Baseball Legacy Series: A Girls with Game Experience” will bring together nearly 100 female baseball players (ages 10-12) together for a weekend of fun, excitement, competition, and most of all a celebration of female baseball players across all generations.
Individuals interested in participating in this event can express interest by joining the registration waitlist. In early April, 96 individuals will be selected from all who have expressed interest to participate in this June’s event.
An inspiration to hundreds of thousands of females across generations, Ms. Pepe helped spearhead a movement in the 1970s that would lead to the allowance of girls within the Little League Baseball program, changing the game forever and opening the doors to provide opportunities that had never been available before. A native of Hoboken, New Jersey, where her Little League journey first began, Ms. Pepe’s name is inscribed on the community’s batting cages, cementing her name in history as she remains committed to inspiring girls all around the world to get involved with sports.
Held just one day after the celebration of the first-ever Little League game on June 6, 1939, the event will kick off the 65th National Little League Week on June 10-16 as communities all around the world celebrate the world’s largest youth sports organization. To learn more about the entire #GWG50 Celebration, including the 50th Anniversary of the Little League Softball World Series, visit LittleLeague.org/GWG50.
Friday, June 7: Arrival and Clinic
Saturday, June 8: Games (2 games per team)
Sunday, June 9: Games (1 game per team) and Departure
Cost: $50 (Only charged if selected to participate.) Financial assistance is available for those in need.
Meals: Included and provided by Little League
Housing: Player housing provided by Little League. Chaperones will be provided by Little League and will stay with the teams.
Individuals interested in participating in this event can express interest by joining the registration waitlist. In early April, 96 individuals will be selected from all who have expressed interest to participate in this June’s event. Please follow the link below for all the details. Little League International > Home (bluesombrero.com)
For additional information about registering for this event, please contact Sam Ranck at sranck@LittleLeague.org.