The Cayman Islands Little League

Where kids come first

Who we are

Little League® 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. Little League 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 Little League Game is played on June 6, 1939

• Another First: First Little League 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: Little League 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 Little League 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

Why we are relevant

Pride, Identity, Belonging

Little League Binds Neighborhoods Together

For 75 years, Little League® has established a proud, rich history in the hearts and minds of

generations of Little Leaguers. Since its founding in 1939, Little League has nurtured the

human spirit, and that is why it has been universally successful in cities and towns throughout

the world.

Little League promotes a healthy balance of community-based activities through regular-
season play among local teams and access to the world’s largest youth baseball and softball

tournament for more advanced players – the Little League International Tournament. The

organization offers programs and divisions of play that serve boys and girls, ages 4 to 18.

Whether physically or developmentally disabled (Challenger Division®) or living in an area

where green space is sparse (Little League Urban Initiative), children and their families

involved in Little League can craft a program to fit the needs of their neighborhood or

community. What’s important is having an understanding of the needs and wants of your area.

The Little League program is “your” program and the people where you live decide what to

make of it.

Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization with the mission to

“promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those

who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball.” Through proper guidance and

exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of

citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of

character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball® and Softball program is designed

to develop superior citizens rather than stellar athletes.

On the world stage, recognition comes to its pinnacle every August, as more than 130 Little

League Baseball and Softball games are televised worldwide on ABC and the ESPN family of

networks. However, reaching a World Series is only the end of a long and exciting journey that

showers timeless accolades on your league, community, region, state, territory, province and

country. For the millions of children who play in the regular season and for those who choose

to play “all-stars” but don’t reach a World Series, the moments and memories of Little League

are equally influential because of the people they meet along the way.

When a town or neighborhood looks to join Little League it can take comfort in knowing the

“Little League” name is the most recognized and respected name in youth sports. To be “Little

League” offers the assurance that the league’s children and adult volunteers are the highest

priority.

The outcome of a game will never outlive the pride of belonging, the experience of playing, the

friends and the fun. The essence of Little League is the people, their communities, and the

everlasting bond between them.

Clayton Lopez

Clayton Lopez

League Presiden

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Team Member 1

Team Member 1

Vice President

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Team Member 2

Team Member 2

Company Role

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