Little League Baseball is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball." Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League Program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is signed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
Founded in1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Little League Baseball, Incorporated was granted a Federal Charter July 16,1964, by unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 93-551, 93rd Congress, H.R 8864. Little League is tax exempt. Little League properties and holdings are also ruled tax exempt from local assessment.
Today the Little League Program is currently enjoyed by over 2 Million boys and girls world wide – one of the largest youth sports programs in the world. Little League Philippines has been through growing pains following a sad incident in 1992. Since then the country has bounced back with solid programs, clear accounting and transparency, training of coaches and parents, and an active grass roots outreach program the Little League Philippines program has grown into one of the largest in the world with 60 active charters and over 500 teams or 7,000 children.
Our country several times has had the opportunity to represent the region in the World Series and remain competitive at that high level of play. Several of the top players in university teams and the national teams are products of the Little League baseball program. More importantly, several more boys and girls have been able to obtain college scholarships and have rewarding careers because of their participation in the Little League Program. Most important of all is that the tournaments through the years have provided boys and girls lifetime memories of new places, friendships, victory and defeat, well-played games, and life skills that will make them better citizens in the future.