Oregon Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Softball Jamboree

 >  Little League Online  >  Media  >  Little League News Archive  >  2012  >  May-August  > Oregon Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Softball Jamboree Oregon Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Softball Jamboree Oregon Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Softball Jamboree By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. May 30, 2012 Since the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree concept transitioned from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of one jamboree and new venues. The next jamboree this year will be the Northwest Jamboree in Portland, Ore., held June 1-3. This jamboree is for Majors Division (9-12-year-olds) Softball. The Little League Urban Initiative was established in 1999 to provide opportunities for communities in metropolitan areas to reap the benefits of having Little League in their neighborhoods. “These events are beneficial to the leagues involved, because the jamborees better serve the Urban Initiative leagues on a state-wide basis. Each year the games give local league members, coaches and players a great opportunity to interact with leagues similar to theirs,” Demiko Ervin, Director of the Little League Urban Initiative, said. The 2012 Little League Urban Initiative Northwest Jamboree is hosted by Lents Little League and will feature teams from five leagues and more than 100 players (the participating leagues are listed at the end of the release). Games will be played on the two fields at Lents Little League located in Portland. Jamboree games on Friday (June 1) will begin at 6 p.m. with all seven teams playing once on the first day. The following day the schedule begins at 9 a.m. with each team again playing two more game.
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