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Saturday, March 25
Yousef Shabazz Scholarship Award winner, Trey Hoffman

In 2015 SDLL began awarding the Yousef Shabazz Scholarship Award. Yousef Shabazz was a long time SDLL coach that passed away unexpectedly in 2014. The award goes to a SDLL player based on their sportsmanship, teamwork and overall love of baseball. Past coaches mentioned this player’s love of the game, willingness to play any role and ever present smile. Your 2017 Yousef Shabazz Acholarship Award winner is Trey Hoffman.

 



Saturday, March 25
SDLL Book Drive Collects Over 100 Books

The first SDLL Book Drive was held during opening ceremonies and collected 111 new and used children's books for local non-profit the Book Harvest. Special thanks to all the SDLL families who participated! And a reminder, if you forgot your books and would still like to participate, simply drop your books at 2501 University Drive, Book Harvest office, and mention you are an SDLL family.

 

 



Wednesday, March 1
DICK'S Sporting Goods Shop Day Was A Success, New Coupons Available

South Durham Little League continued its partnership with DICK'S Sporting Goods' New Hope Commons in 2017. Over the last couple of years, this has been a great benefit to the league as DICK'S has provided needed equipment and discounts on gear for the league, our players and their families.

Our spring Shop Day was held on Sunday, February 26th, and was a big success! Usage of our 2017 special shop day coupon from DICK’s increased by more than 50% from last spring as SDLL saw our special coupon used over 300 times. Thank you to all of the SDLL families and friends that came out to support us and DICK'S Sporting Goods on Shop Day.

DICK'S Sporting Goods has also provided us with additional coupons good for most of this year available here: DICK'S SDLL Coupons (valid through 11/30/17)

We would like to extend a huge thank you to DICK'S Sporting Goods for their continued support and sponsorship of South Durham Little League!



Important 2017 Dates


     

Dates

SDLL Spring 2017 Event

1/5

Spring Registration Opens

2/1

Spring Registration Closes

2/4 &11

Evaluations for all players league age 6-10

(see FAQ for your player’s league age for 2017 as well as evaluation times)

2/13

Evaluations for all players league age 11-12

(see FAQ for your player’s league age for 2017 as well as evaluation times)

2/18 &19

Team Draft Day

2/21

Practices Begin

2/26

SDLL Shop Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods New Hope Commons

3/13

Games Begin

3/18

Opening Ceremonies & Team/Player Pictures

4/8-18

SPRING BREAK, no games

5/6

SlugFest

5/19

Family Fun Night

5/24-6/10

SDLL End of Season Tournament (Division Rookie thru Majors)

6/17

Mayor’s Cup (Division A thru Majors EOST Champions)

 

SDLL is run completely by volunteers.  League volunteer opportunities include coaching, assisting with practices, keeping score, working the concession stand, team parent, opening ceremonies, pictures, field spotters, field maintenance, DSG shop day, etc.  As the season approaches, please consider helping.  If you are interested, remember you must complete a volunteer application for Little League.  If a new volunteer, please click here for the new volunteer form.  If a returning volunteer, please click here for the return volunteer form.  All background checks must be completed prior to working with the kids.  If interesting in volunteering, please contact SDLL at sdll.baseball@gmail.com.  You can e-mail your volunteer documents to the SDLL gmail address or mail to P.O. Box 12529, Durham, 27709.



Monday, December 12
2017 Little League Bat Standards

While there are no changes for 2017, please be aware Little League International has adopted the new USA Bat standard effective 1/1/2018:   Please click here to read the details



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Sunday, September 18
Annual Meeting: October 2

All are invited to the Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 2nd at 7pm at Kappas of Durham (3917 Fayetteville Street, Durham). At this meeting, we will discuss the state of the league and all of the great things that have happened this past year. There will be a presentation on the financials and time allowed for questions. This is a great way to find out more about SDLL.

Thursday, July 14
State Champions!

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Wednesday, June 29
10U Wins District 6 Championship!


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Monday, June 27
7-8 Wins District 6 Championship!

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Saturday, June 18
Mayor's Cup Results

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Another split this year in the Mayor's Cup games:

Majors: SDLL A's lost 9-2 to the BCLL Rangers.

AAA:  SDLL Dodgers won 7-4 over the BCLL Marlins

AA:  SDLL Angels won 8-1 over the BCLL Rockies

A:  SDLL Dodgers lost 11-10 to the BCLL Blue Jays

 



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Friday, June 10
Slugfest 2016

Many thanks to everyone supporting the league's annual fundraiser despite the continued cancellation of SlugFest due to poor weather conditions.  Due to your generosity, we raised over $15,000 for the league. That money will go a long way towards helping the league, by maintaining and improving current fields as well as new field development so that all kids continue to have a place to play.

We wish to thank Robert Namoff as well as all the local organizations and individuals that donated prizes. Kudos to the following teams and players:

Teams raising $1000 or more (Free Pizza Prize): 
AA - Baltimore Orioles, Coach Matt Evans 
AAA - Pittsburgh Pirates, Coach Jamie Clegg 
MAJORS - Oakland Athletics, Coach Scott Hollenbeck 
MAJORS - Philadelphia Phillies, Coach Jim Tarpey 

Teams with 100% participation (Free Popsicle/Ice Cream Prize): 
AA - Baltimore Orioles, Coach Matt Evans 
AAA - Pittsburgh Pirates, Coach Jamie Clegg 
AAA - Baltimore Orioles, Coach Dante Ferrell 

Team raising the most money (Free BW3 Meal Prize for all players): 
AA - Baltimore Orioles, Coach Matt Evans 

Top players from each division raising the most money (Free BW3 Meal Prize for players noted): 
MAJORS - Zeph Hollenbeck Oakland A's 
AAA - Zach Robers LA Dodgers 
AA - Jack Bolte Baltimore Orioles 
A - Nicky Clegg San Francisco Giants 
ROOKIE - Blake Maaske Oakland A's 
TEE BALL - Parker Andre Chicago Cubs


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