Little League® International Baseball and Softball
Pennsylvania District 30 – Section 6
Pennsylvania District 30 & Section 6 Little League® Baseball and Softball
Howard Lemonick - District Administrator - PA 30
PA Section 6 Coordinator
Cell: (215) 272-6669
Updated: April 30, 2020
Little League® Cancels 2020 World Series and Regional Tournaments
After a thorough assessment of the impact the devastating COVID-19 pandemic has had on 6,500 community-based Little League® programs in 84 countries and based upon the direction of governmental and public health authorities, and in consultation with medical professionals and our Board of Directors, Little League International has made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel its seven World Series tournaments and their respective regional qualifying events.
“This is a heartbreaking decision for everyone at Little League International, but more so for those millions of Little Leaguers who have dreamt of one day playing in one of our seven World Series events,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “After exhausting all possible options, we came to the conclusion that because of the significant public health uncertainty that will still exist several months from now, and with direction from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, as well as senior public health officials and government leaders from locations where our other six World Series are held, as well as the their qualifying regional tournaments, it will not be possible to proceed with our tournaments as we’ve hosted them for nearly 75 years.”
For the complete statement and video by Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener, click on this link.