Camas Little League prepared its fields this past weekend and Forest Home Park is about ready for business. Dozens of teams, coaches, and parents gathered together for the annual event.
The volunteers cleaned up fields, mowed, edged, weeded, and cleaned out dugouts, as well as bleachers. The 2013 season officially kicks off two weeks from today — on April 8.
This year, the league has a record number of teams and players who have been practicing for several weeks.
To learn more, visit www.camaslittleleague.org
About Little League
This is an international pastime that has been a fabric of societies throughout the world for 75 years. Since its founding in 1939 by Carl Stotz, Little League has instilled leadership, character, courage and loyalty in all that participate, including the nearly 1.5 million adult volunteers. The organization can be found in more than 80 countries worldwide with more than 2.4 million children participating each year. Little League has celebrated many milestones due to the dedication of its players, parents and volunteers. Below are just a few examples …
- The Legacy Begins: First game is played on June 6, 1939
- Another First: First Baseball World Series is played in August 1947
- International Expansion: Canada becomes the first international team to charter in 1951
- Outgrowing Original Field: Howard J. Lamade Stadium was built in 1959 to support the growing popularity of Little League
- Federal Charter: Receives its Federal Charter in 1964
- Expansion Outside of Baseball: Little League Softball is founded in 1974
- Dugout: Walt Disney Co. creates Dugout the Mascot in 1985
- Challenger: The Challenger Division is established in 1989
- Urban Initiative: The Urban Initiative Program is established in 1999
- The World Series Expands Again: Volunteer Stadium is built in 2001 to allow for a 16 team tournament
Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division: The Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division is created in 2012 creating nine divisions of play