Alaska District #2 Little League: News You Need!: Little Leaguer Newsletter -- April 2012

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Little Leaguer Newsletter -- April 2012
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Volume 30 - Issue No. 4, April 2012

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Little League Umpiring School Hosts First Australian

Jill Starishevsky, a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City, is the author of My Body Belongs To Me, a children's book intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching children that their bodies are their own. One the umpires who attended the week-long Little League Umpire school at Little League International is Atcheli Richardson from Brisbane, Australia, the first Australian to attend the school.

Darlene McLaughlin Nominated to Represent Canada on Little League International Board of Directors

Kristian Palvia Nominated to Represent Europe, Middle East and Africa on Little League International Board of Directors

The Little League Canadian Region has nominated Darlene McLaughlin, of Calgary, to the Little League International Board of Directors. The Little League Middle East and Africa Region has nominated Kristina Palvia of Sweden, to the Little League International Board of Directors.

Little League International Hosts Little League Softball Development Committee

Little League and College Programs Continue to Build on Softball Days Initiative

Tasked with expanding the conversation about Little League Softball, the Little League Softball Development Committee recently gathered at International headquarters for two days of meetings. Little League Softball and many prominent collegiate softball programs across the country have teamed up to provide an opportunity for a complete softball experience by hosting Little League Softball Days.

Save 20% on Newly Arrived Merchandise at the Little League Store

Do You Have a Little League Treasure to Share?

Shop our "New Arrivals" section on our online store and Save 20% through April 30, 2012. Use promotion code SAVE20 at checkout. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers. As the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum prepares for its total re-design, we're asking current and former Little Leaguers, and volunteers around the world, to help us with our archives.>

Southern California Hosts First 2012 Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree

Little League Urban Initiative Offers Scholarship to Attend Little League Baseball Camp

The first statewide Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree event of 2012, the Southern California Jamboree, took place April 27-29 in Los Angeles. Children from Little League Urban Initiative leagues will have the chance to tell Little League International what playing Little League means to them and their reward may be a trip to Williamsport for a week of instruction at Little League Baseball Camp.

The WORKS Little League Serves Community with Assistance from New York Life Partnership

Little League Board of Directors Profile: Jon Litner

Businesses get involved with Little League in part to improve brand visibility, but for Indra Puran, a Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) for New York Life, the opportunity for community-building is what drives her.> Jon Litner, President for the NBC Sports Group, has been a member of the Little League International Board of Directors since 2006.

Little League's Facebook "Friends" to Vote on 2012 Photo Contest Entries

Little League's "Best of Facebook" Highlights Variety of Discussions

It's time for Little League families, friends and fans to share their memorable moments. The 2012 Little League photo contest is under way and open to any Little League volunteer. Little League Baseball and Softball's main Facebook page has become the platform for many interesting discussions on a variety of program-related topics. The "Best of Facebook" on the Little League website highlights several of these discussions.
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