LIVERMORE, Calif., July 12, 2013 — ValleyCare Health System, along with California District 57 Little League will be co-sponsoring the Intermediate Little League World Series, to be held for the first time in Livermore, California July 30 through August 5, 2013.
“ValleyCare Health System plays a crucial role in the well-being of the Tri-Valley having provided top-quality health care to local families for over 50 years,” says Dave Wetmore, World Series Tournament Director. “We appreciate their commitment to making this inaugural event a huge success.”
ValleyCare Health System will be providing certified athletic trainers. The athletic trainers will be in attendance at all games to provide injury management, evaluation and referral including administering first aid to athletes.
“We are pleased to be partnering with the California District 57 Little League in co-sponsoring this inaugural Little League World Series here in Livermore,” says ValleyCare Chief Operating Officer, Cindy Noonan. “Providing the certified athletic trainers throughout the series is another way we are continuing to care for our local residents. It’s a natural fit for ValleyCare to participate with the community in this way.”
About ValleyCare Health System– ValleyCare Health System has provided high quality, not-for-profit health care to the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities since 1961. Through highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff, and state-of-the art technology, ValleyCare offers a wide range of health care services at its Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin medical facilities. ValleyCare in not publicly owned or operated, nor is it supported by taxes. ValleyCare reinvests any profits it makes into new services, equipment, and facilities. ValleyCare’s mission is to assume the leadership role for the health of the communities of the Tri-Valley. Visit www.valleycare.com.
Little League Baseball was founded in 1939 in Williamsport PA. 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.”
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”.