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Umpire Selected for Regional Little League Tournament in Georgia

Loudoun Girls Little League Softball umpire one of 16 selected from the Southeastern Region.

Umpire Selected for Regional Little League Tournament in Georgia. Patch file.
Umpire Selected for Regional Little League Tournament in Georgia. Patch file.
Release, Loudoun Girls Little League Softball:

Pam Brooks, of Leesburg, has received the honor of being selected to umpire at the 12-year-old Southeastern Regional Little League Softball Tournament in Warner Robbins, Ga., this summer.

Brooks, whose selection coincides with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the girls softball program in Little League, will join other volunteer umpires from around the Southeastern Region, which includes Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida; at the Little League facility in Warner Robbins for the weeklong tournament to determine which team will move on to represent the Southeastern Region in the Little League Softball World Series, held in Portland, Ore., from August 7-13 this year.

Only 16 umpires are chosen from the entire Southeastern Region, and each candidate is required to have received favorable evaluations at District and State Tournaments in prior years to be considered for Regional selection. 

Brooks has been involved with Little League softball as a coach for many years while her daughters played, and then as a volunteer umpire for both softball and baseball for the past 8 years. She was part of the original group of parents who founded the Loudoun Girls Little League Softball organization (LGLLS.org), which has provided an opportunity for over 3,000 Loudoun County and Leesburg girls to play Little League softball since its inception. 

“It’s very exciting to be selected to represent Virginia at the Southeastern Regional Tournament on the 40th Anniversary of the Little League softball program,” Brooks said, “I’m really looking forward to the experience." 

Little League will also celebrate the 75th  Anniversary of its baseball program, as well as the 25th Anniversary of its Challenger program this year. 

The Challenger Division provides children with cognitive and physical challenges the opportunity to play Little League.
Jim March 27, 2014 at 04:42 PM
Congratulations to Pam on her selection- being a volunteer is hard enough, being a volunteer umpire is extremely hard. Dulles Little League hosts the largest Challenger program in Loudoun County. Parents of special needs kids should visit www.dulleslittleleague.org and contact a member of the Board of Directors to enroll in this very rewarding program.

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