Little League World Series Umpire Alumni International: President's Page

Monday, January 28
Message from LLWSUAI President Christopher Thomas, Pennsylvania District 17

Happy New Year to all of my fellow umpires!  We are off to a great 2013 season.  LLWSUAI promotoes a comraderie in the umpiring ranks of Little League Baseball and Softball and one of our core missions is to promote the Little league experience to cildren and adults.  I am proud to say that LLWSUAI is living up to that core mission statement everday.

I had the opportunity, along with fellow LLWSUAI member Daniel Lowe of New York, to travel to Uganda to help promote Little League Baseball and Softball to a group of Ugandan teachers and students.  this was the trip of a lifetime; Daniel and I could not be more pleased with the Little League Complex in Uganda nor by the gracious hospitality of Mr. Richard Stanley and all of the hardworking people who helped make our two week experince a success.  I am excited for more of our members who will be travelling to Uganda in May, 2013 to help with their national tournament and hope they experience "the pearl of Africa" as much as Daniel and I did.

Our organization will continue to grow as an educational body and as a fraternity of men and women dedicated to Little League International.  We again will be prersenting plaques to our newest members this summer at the eight world series sites and will be looking forward to meeting everyone in Williamsport as the International tournement draws to a close in August.  i nencourage everyone to come to Williamsport, visit our hospitality to room and join us for our annual luncheon and get involved in the promotion of LLWSUAI to all of your firends and families.

Yours truly in sportsmanship,

Christopher C. Thomas, PA District 17

LLWSUAI president 2012-2014