PRIDE, IDENTITY, BELONGING
Little League Binds Neighborhoods of Rye, New Castle and North Hampton,
For over 50 years years, Rye Little League has established a proud, rich history in the hearts and minds of generations of Little Leaguers. Since its founding, Rye Little League has nurtured the human spirit, and that is why it has been so successful in our community.
Little League promotes a healthy balance of community-based activities through regular-season play among local teams and access to the world’s largest youth baseball and softball tournament for more advanced players – the Little League International Tournament. The Rye Little League organization offers programs and divisions of play that serve boys and girls, ages 4 to 12.
Rye Little League is a non-profit organization with the mission to “promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Rye 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 program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than stellar athletes.
On the world stage, recognition comes to its pinnacle every August, as more than 130 Little League Baseball and Softball games are televised worldwide. For the millions of children who play in the regular season and for those who choose to play “all-stars” but don’t reach a World Series, the moments and memories of Little League are equally influential because of the people they meet along the way. Rye Little League is proud of its three New Hampshire state championship titles, winning in 2013, 2011, and 2003, and for its success competing at the regional tournaments.
The outcome of a game will never outlive the pride of belonging, the experience of playing, the friends and the fun. The essence of Rye Little League is the people, their communities, and the everlasting bond between them.