Milford Little League (Located in Marietta, GA) hosted the 3rd Annual Georgia Urban Initiative Jamboree over the Memorial Day Weekend. Twelve teams from Georgia (10), Tennessee (1-Memphis), and South Carolina (1-Low Country) competed for the Championship Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Milford LL hosted a BBQ for all the teams on Friday evening. The teams, coaches, and volunteers went to the Nationals v Braves game on Saturday.
Participants in the Jamboree:
Macon Little League, District 5
Sally Little League (Columbus), District 8
Chatahoochee County Little League (Columbus), District 8
Memphis (TN) Little League, TN
Low Country (SC) Little League, South Carolina
Milford Little League, District 2
Belvedere Little League Army, District 3
Grantville Little League, District 4
Ben Hill Little League, District 2
South Fulton Little League DiamondKings, District 4
South Fulton Little League Phillies, District 4
College Park Little League, District 4
Many thanks to our sponsors:
Subway - sandwiches for umpires
Atlanta Braves - tickets for all players and coaches
Braves BAT Team - featured interactive games and giveaways
Dick's Sporting Goods - cinch bags, water bottles, sweat bands and coupons for all players and coaches
Wilson Baseballs - a dozen balls and ball bag for each team
Spalding/Dudley Baseballs - game balls for the Jamboree
Easton - a bat bag for each player
Hilton Garden Inn - housing for our teams that came from an hour away
A special thanks to all our Milford Little League volunteers who hosted the event this year Our volunteer umpires came from South Carolina and GA districts 2, 3, 4 and 7.
Completion of pool play, the Semi-Finals and the Championship games were played on Sunday. In one semi final, South Fulton LL DiamondKings, played Sally Little League. In the other semi final, Belevdere LL Army team playes the Macon LL Orioles.
The Championship Game was played between South Fulton Little League Diamond Kings and Belvedere Little League's Army Team. After an exciting 10 INNING game, Belvedere LL's Army team became the 2012 Urban Intiative Jamboree Champions with a 9-8 victory
We thank all the teams, volunteers, umpires, coaches, league officials and our Host Milford Little League for an exciting tournament. The 4th Annual Jamboree will be at Milford Little League in May 2013.