LIVERMORE, Calif., July 24, 2014 — Togo’s Eateries, Inc., a “West Coast Original” since 1971 serving up big, meaty, made to order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients, is proud to announce today it has teamed up with District 57 to sponsor the 2014 Little League Intermediate World Series. The sandwich chain will play a large role sponsoring this year’s event, including throwing out the first pitch at a game, recognizing a number of employees and highlighting the winners of their academic scholarship program. Togo’s has been honored to be the first job for many teens who have gone on to do amazing things within the community. They will be showcasing one of their very own who just got home from Kuwait serving as a combat medic within the US Army.
“Like Togo’s, the Little League athlete is driven by heart. We began our journey with a dream, and with hard work, focus and the support of our amazing employees, franchises, local communities and customers, we turned a small sandwich shop into a west coast staple,” said Renae Scott, Chief Marketing Officer at Togo’s Eatery. “It’s an honor to be supporting these young men and the Little League Intermediate World Series on their baseball journey.”
The program marks the second year of a partnership between the Little League Intermediate World Series and Togo’s. The Little League Intermediate World Series is excited to continue the robust relationship, which will see Togo’s maintain their presence at the Livermore event through 2014.
“We know it takes more than just good food to nourish and build a strong community,” stated Dave Wetmore, World Series Tournament Director. “By partnering with Togo’s we are able to continue to show our dedication to helping our community. Little League works tirelessly to make the world a better, more caring place, and we are proud to have Togo’s, who shares similar philosophies, to provide much needed support for what we do.”
In the inaugural event in 2013, over 36,000 people visited the remodeled Max Baer Park in Livermore, California. The inaugural Intermediate Little League World Series was seen as an overwhelming success. Ten (10) teams from around the world — including the local Pleasanton National team, five more U.S teams and four international teams — as well as families, fans and friends traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 games, which ended with the team from Japan defeating the Collier Township, PA team, 10 -1 to win the Championship game, before 6,650 fans.
In 2014, the Little League Intermediate World Series will expand to eleven (11) teams with a new team added that would represent the regional winner from Europe-Africa. The 2014 event will begin with a parade on Monday, July 28 at 6pm in downtown Livermore; games begin on Tuesday, July 29 and the championship game will once again be covered on ESPN2 on Monday, August 4. Attendance at all games is free – more information can be found at www.intermediateworldseries.org.
The Intermediate Division began as a two-year pilot program, before becoming an official division in 2012. Players ages 11-13 are eligible to play in this Intermediate baseball league, which features a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot bases, also known as “50/70”.
Little League Baseball, founded in 1939 in Williamsport PA, will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year.
Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program has assisted millions of children on every continent 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 superior athletes.
Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball.”
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About Togo’s Eateries, Inc.
Togo’s was founded in 1971 by a young college student with a large appetite and little money looking to make sandwiches the way he liked them — big, fresh and meaty. Keeping in the spirit of the original, Togo’s products are still made with only the highest quality ingredients; including fresh-baked Artisan breads, hand sliced premium pastrami, turkey and roast beef, as well as California avocados and cheeses. Togo’s proprietary brand of old-fashioned Pastrami, 98 percent fat-free slow-roasted turkey, and Togo’s homemade chicken and tuna salad set the brand apart from other sandwich shops. Togo’s is a franchise-based business with nearly 250 locations along the West Coast. For more information call 1.877.718.6467 or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com. For general information on Togo’s Eateries, Inc., please visit http://www.togos.com.