Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Stockton, California

 >  Little League Online  >  Media  >  Little League News Archive  >  2013  >  January-April  > Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Stockton, California Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Stockton, California Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Stockton, California Urban Initiative SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. May 14, 2013 Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Northern California Urban Initiative Jamboree at the Stockton, Calif. Eastern Little League Fields from May 17-19. One of nine Urban Initiative Jamborees being held throughout the United States this year, it is the first of two jamborees focused on softball, the second will be the Northwest Jamboree in Portland, Ore. from May 31-June 2. The girls participating in the Northern California Jamboree will take part in a weekend of games and other special events at no cost to their local league. Crystl Bustos, two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team USA softball, will lead an instructional clinic for the attending Little Leaguers, as well. “We are thrilled that we are able to host these softball players and give them a chance to compete and learn with their peers from across the area,” Dee Dee Martinez, California District 8 Administrator, said. “Having Crystl here to help these girls is a tremendous addition to a great weekend. Not only is she an excellent instructor, but she’s a perfect example of someone who knows what it’s like to come from an area in need and be successful in softball and in life.” Ms. Bustos is an avid supporter of the Little League Urban Initiative. A native of Canyon Country, Calif., she helped the U.S. Olympic softball team win the gold medal in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. She also holds the record for most home runs during an Olympic series with six.
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