As was simply revealed by ESPN throughout its protection of the NCAA Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence, Athletes Limitless is partnering with Little League® to create a historic second this summer season, internet hosting the first-ever “Athletes Limitless Professional Video games in the course of the Little League Softball® World Sequence” occasion. In the midst of its championship season, Athletes Limitless will relocate its complete roster and workers from the Chicago space to the house of the Little League Softball World Sequence in Greenville, North Carolina, and stage a doubleheader at East Carolina College’s softball stadium on Wednesday, August 9, starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, with each video games televised dwell on ESPN2.
As a part of the inaugural occasion, on August 8 Athletes Limitless gamers may even take time to go to Stallings Stadium at Elm Avenue Park, the house of the Little League Softball World Sequence and work together with all 12 taking part groups from all over the world, offering every of them with a novel and memorable expertise unique to this occasion. All gamers and coaches competing within the Little League Softball World Sequence, in addition to their households, will obtain complimentary tickets to the AU Professional Video games occasion on August 9, and have extra alternatives to work together with the world’s greatest softball gamers earlier than and after the video games.
A minimum of 9 gamers on the Athletes Limitless Softball roster performed Little League Softball as children, together with 2021 Athletes Limitless Softball champion Aleshia Ocasio (who performed for Conway Little League in Florida), Aliyah Andrews (Oldsmar Little League in Florida), Mia Davidson (Orange County Little League in North Carolina), Hannah Flippen (Sweetwater Valley Little League in California), Rachel Garcia (California District 51 Little League), Shannon Saile (Land O’ Lakes Little League in Florida), Peyton St. George (Atlee Little League in Virginia), Jessica Warren (Citrus Park Little League in Florida) and Morgan Zerkle (Ona/Milton Little League in West Virginia). As well as, inaugural Athletes Limitless Softball champion and Advisory Board member, Cat Osterman is enshrined within the Little League Corridor of Excellence.
“After we speak about ‘rising the sport’ and increasing alternatives for ladies and women in sports activities, an occasion like it is a prime instance of how we are able to convey these ideas to life,” mentioned Jon Patricof, CEO and Co-Founding father of Athletes Limitless. “We’re thrilled to companion with Little League and humbled on the alternative to create such an historic occasion. Getting an opportunity to see the very best gamers on the planet up shut will hopefully be an inspirational expertise for the following technology of softball stars and leaders in our neighborhood.”
“Offering our gamers with a novel and memorable expertise on the Little League Softball World Sequence is among the most vital objectives we’ve got when organizing our occasion annually, and we’re happy to have the chance to work with Athletes Limitless on this one-of-a-kind occasion to showcase the sport’s prime expertise and supply our Little Leaguers with the prospect to work together with and watch their function fashions in motion,” mentioned Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “As we proceed to strengthen our inclusive efforts and enhance our dedication to feminine participation in any respect ranges of our program, Athletes Limitless continues to step up with new methods to assist our program and we stay up for persevering with to work with them to boost the sport of softball and supply our gamers with reminiscences that may final them a lifetime.”
“I’m excited Athletes Limitless is teaming up with Little League to play the primary skilled video games in the course of the Softball World Sequence this summer season,” mentioned Rachel Garcia. “As a former Little Leaguer, will probably be an honor to fulfill and play in entrance of the longer term stars of our recreation on a nationwide stage.”
The fourth championship season of Athletes Limitless Softball takes place July 28-August 27. The five-week season will function 60 of the world’s greatest gamers competing for $1 million in compensation, with all video games obtainable dwell completely on ESPN platforms.
Extra particulars concerning the 2023 Athletes Limitless Professional Video games on the Little League Softball World Sequence, together with info for followers and media, might be made nearer to the occasion this summer season.
About Athletes Limitless
Named considered one of Quick Firm’s Most Revolutionary Firms in 2023, Athletes Limitless is a brand new mannequin of professional sports activities, the place athletes are decision-makers and particular person gamers are champions of staff sports activities. Athletes Limitless owns and operates skilled ladies’s softball, lacrosse, volleyball and basketball leagues that includes world-class competitors and fan expertise, and stands out as a company pushed by the athletes that play within the leagues, with athlete illustration on the corporate’s board of administrators, every league led by a Participant Government Committee, and gamers sharing in long-term income of the corporate, all whereas being proactive in shaping insurance policies supporting the moms that play within the league. Athletes Limitless is the primary skilled sports activities league to be organized as a Public Profit Company. The second season of Athletes Limitless Basketball concluded in March 2023, and might be adopted by a brand new season of AUX Softball in June. The 2023 Athletes Limitless Lacrosse and Softball Championship Seasons are set for this summer season adopted by the third season of Volleyball this fall. For extra info, go to AUProSports.com.