Milford Little League (Located in Marietta,GA) hosted the 4th Annual Georgia Urban Initiative Jamboree over the Memorial Day Weekend (May 24th-26th, 2013). Ten teams from the state of Georgia competed for the Georgia Urban Initiative Championship.
Milford LL hosted a catered BBQ and ceremony for all the teams, coaches, and volunteers Saturday evening. The Georgia DA’s want to provide a special thanks to the people at Sweet Auburn BBQ http://www.sweetauburnbbq.com/) for catering the event.
This year’s Jamboree Participants were:
1. Macon Little League (Macon, GA), District 5
2. Ocmulgee Little League (Macon, GA), District 5
3. Milford Little League Red Sox (Marietta, GA), District 2
4. Milford Little League Giants (Marietta, GA), District 2
5. Midway Heights Little League, (Decatur, GA), District 3
6. Exchange Park Little League, (Decatur, GA), District 3
7. Belvedere Little League, (Decatur, GA), District 3
8. South Fulton Little League, (Fairburn, GA) District 4
9. Sally Little League, (Columbus, GA), District 8
10. Chattahoochee Little League, (Columbus, GA) District 8
Much Thanks to our Sponsors:
· Atlanta Braves
· Dick’s Sporting Goods
· Spalding/Dudley Baseballs
· Hilton Garden Inn
· Sweet Auburn BBQ
· Gwinnett Braves
· Braves BAT Team
A special thanks to the staff and board of Milford Little league (our host for the last 2 years) and our volunteer umpires that came from TN, SC, and GA.
Pool Play took place on Friday evening and all day Saturday, The Semi-Finals and Championship game took place on Sunday. In one semi-final, the Milford LL Red Sox played the 2012 Champion Belvedere Little League. In the other semi-final, Exchange Little League played Midway Heights Little League. This semi-final was interesting because the two participants (Exchange LL and Midway Heights LL) were new leagues to the Little League Urban Initiative program for 2013.
The Championship game was played between the Midway Heights Orioles and the Milford LL Red Sox team. After an event filled game, the Midway Heights Orioles became the 2013 Georgia Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree Champions with a 12-2 victory.
We thank all the teams, umpires, volunteers, coaches, league officials, sponsors, parents, and our Host…Milford Little League for an exciting tournament. Our Jamboree next year is an important one…it will be our 5 year anniversary. Stay tune for the site location and dates in May 2014.