Little League Day at Penn Softball on April 7

University of Pennsylvania to Host Little League Softball Day

Little League Baseball and Softball, along with the University of Pennsylvania will team up on Sunday to welcome Little League Softball players to “Little League Softball Day.”

Little League Softball Day will be held at Warren Field, off River Fields Drive in Philadelphia home of Pennsylvania Quakers softball. The Quakers will host a doubleheader against Yale University at 1 p.m.

Little Leaguers, their parents and local league volunteers may attend the regular-season game free of charge. The players will come dressed in their Little League uniform jerseys, and following the games will be permitted on to the field to meet the collegiate players and coaches.

“As a way of recognizing Little League Softball, and in appreciation of the college softball experience, Little League International is reaching out to communities by having Little League Softball Days,” Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “For the second straight year, this initiative will afford young athletes of all ages the chance to enjoy the game of softball at its finest. They will have the complete game experience from the warm-ups to game’s end.”

Similar events are currently planned for later this spring at 10 other locations, including the University of Washington; the University of Massachusetts; Ohio’s Cleveland State University; Baylor University in Waco, Texas; and the University of Arizona.

Little League Softball has more than 364,000 players worldwide and is played in nearly all U.S. states. Each summer, Little League International operates four World Series tournaments for softball, in which world champions in the divisions of Little League (ages 11-12), Junior League (13-14), Senior League (14-16) and Big League Softball (16-18) are crowned. Each of the championship games in those tournaments will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.

For more information on Little League Softball Day, click here ore-mail quaker@pobox.upenn.edu.

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.7 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.

For directions to Warren Field, click here.

Download: Little League Day flyer.pdf