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National Little League –  In 2001, Former United States President George W. Bush began the T-Ball on the South Lawn game to encourage fitness among America’s youth. Over his time as President, he hosted 20 T-Ball games on the South Lawn. That initiative is headed north this year.

In what hopes to be an annual event, Little League Baseball Canada and Parliament Hill will host the first T-Ball on the Hill event. The event will signify the start of National Little League Week, to recognize thousands of players, coaches and volunteers across Canada.

In a letter of recognition addressed to all Little League volunteers, players and supporters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “The week of June 12-18, 2016 provides an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize the important role Little League Baseball plays in the lives of youngsters across the country.”

“Baseball is a team sport that helps develop fundamental athletic skills, when played at a young age, while instilling values such as teamwork and fair play that last a lifetime.”

The event starts at 1:30pm and is free to the public to come and watch the 5- and 6-year-olds from Ottawa East and Ottawa West in a T-Ball demonstration and the start to National Little League Week.

 

For more information, contact:

Roy Bergerman, President

604-992-1157

rbergerman@littleleague.ca

 

Josh Bell, National Media Coordinator

613-262-0125

jbell@littleleague.ca