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As a little girl, I never played on an organized team sport like Little League® baseball or softball, but I certainly enjoyed watching the boys in my neighborhood play. I’ve never been sporty, but as a kid I truly enjoyed watching baseball games. I loved the Detroit Tigers, and the movie The Bad News Bears was one of my favorite films of 1976. When I heard that SUBWAY® Restaurants have sponsored Little League® Baseball and Softball since 2005, as a way to encourage Little Leaguers and their families to live active lifestyles and eat healthy, I was thrilled. I loved learning that a restaurant I patronize (I love those $5 footlongs!) is helping out children in more than one way.
As a teenager and young adult, I spent years working and volunteering at various summer camps, recreation departments and groups such as the Girl Scouts. Recreation has always been a passion of mine, and I even have a degree with a minor in recreation. Today, I am happy to promote SUBWAY® Restaurants’s 3rd Annual SUBWAY® Baseball DeSIGNS Tour, which raises money by auctioning off more than 40 baseballs on Ebay that are designed by young artists and signed by various celebrities and athletes. The tour will visit three U.S. cities – Los Angeles, Phoenix and New York, and will end at the Little League® Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Little League® Baseball Urban Initiative program helps fund start-ups, developments, equipment, clinics and field maintenance for Inner City Little Leagues. This tour features baseballs that are designed by young artists and signed by various celebrities and athletes such as:
View all of the baseball designs here.
ABOUT THE SUBWAY® BASEBALL DESIGNS TOUR
As the world’s leading youth sports organization for over 70 years, Little League® is focused on providing a community program that includes the opportunity to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through participation,” said Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League® Baseball and Softball. “SUBWAY® continues to reach out and embrace the focus of the Little League Urban Initiative and its benefits to Leagues. We’re looking forward to this summer-long event and its culmination in August at the Little League Baseball World Series.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Besides supporting your local Little League® teams and players, you can help inner-city youth leagues and teams by bidding on the celebrity SUBWAY® Baseball DeSIGNS Tour baseballs between Friday, August 19, 2011 - Sunday, August 28, 2011 at ebay.com/SubwayBaseballDesigns.
ABOUT SUBWAY® RESTAURANTS
Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in
Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY® chain was
co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which
continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey – one that has
made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own
business. In the 2010 Zagat® Fast Food Survey, the SUBWAY® brand was
ranked “number one” by consumers in the “Most Popular,” “Top Service” and
“Healthy Options” categories for food brands with 5,000 or more locations.
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ABOUT LITTLE LEAGUE® BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest and most
respected youth sports organization. With players in every U.S. state and more
than 70 other countries, the program is led by more than 1 million adult
volunteers. It serves children ages 5 through 18, including physically and
mentally disabled children (Challenger Division) and children in urban areas
(Little League Urban Initiative).
This post was sponsored by SUBWAY®.