(Story posted in The Independent on Nov. 25th, 2015)
Livermore has been chosen as the site of the 2016 Little League Intermediate World Series.
District 57 Little League, which includes teams from Dublin, Pleasanton, Danville, Livermore and San Ramon, will host the event.
The World Series will be played July 31 to August 7 at Max Baer Park, Livermore. This is the 4th year Livermore has been the site of the Intermediate World Series.
Dave Wetmore, Director Little League Baseball Intermediate World Series, stated, “We are very excited to continue our relationship with Little League Baseball in Livermore with the Intermediate World Series. In 2015, over 40,000 people attended the games at Max Baer Park and viewers from 82 countries watched the games via ‘live stream.'”
ESPN2 televised the championship game during prime time with Seoul, South Korea (Asia Pacific) vs Wellington, Florida (Southeast USA). The championship game had approximately 10,000 in attendance. Seoul, South Korea were the winners of the 3rd annual world series.
Wetmore added, “The World Series Committee, City of Livermore, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, Visit Tri-Valley and the twelve local
California District 57 Little Leagues are very proud of this event. We all look forward to the upcoming event in the summer of 2016.”
The 2016 Little League World Series tournaments begin with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on July 26. The tournaments conclude with the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Game on Sunday, Aug. 28 in South Williamsport, Pa. Over the course of 34 days, Little Leaguers® ages 11 to 18 from around the world will play more than 225 baseball and softball games to determine nine World Series champions.
“Next spring in 7,000 communities, boys and girls, along with parents and volunteers will come together on Little League fields in 83 countries to create lifelong memories,” said Stephen D. Keener. “The 2016 season will culminate at our nine World Series tournaments, but the real value of the
Little League program is the benefit of the experiences that millions of youth gain throughout the spring and summer.”
For more information on the Little League Baseball Intermediate 50-70’s World Series please visit – www.lliws.org
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