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Medford Little League, Medford, Massachusetts

Medford Little League


The cost of operating a Baseball program for over (400) four hundred children and a very active community is quite high and escalates every year. Our Goal to the Community has always been simple.... we are here to make memories not money!  

Some of the success stories since the 2015 (BOD) Board of Directors formed we were asked to recognize our accomplishments and our added value to the program and community:

Through positive Leadership and the continued partnership with some City Leaders, many Local Business, Civic Organizations and Community Volunteers we are proud of our Little League program:  

BOD began the 2016 MLL Baseball Season bringing back the Opening Day Little League Community Parade that stretch from City Hall to Drain Field led by the Army Reserves and their artillery Vehicle. The parade concluded with a Community Barbeque catered by McKinnons. This was all coordinated by Medford Little League BOD. However, this has become problematic through the years coordinating with City Leadership which has limited this annual event. Quite simply - this is a kids event not a political event.

BOD partnered with Tufts University and the Positive Coaching Alliance which is nationally recognized for "best practices" on teaching and positively influencing how to coach our Medford Children through sports and positive communications and continues.

BOD established a relationship with the Boston Red Sox Foundation to have over 1000 Medford Families and Kids attend Red Sox games at a reduced discounted rate. Medford Little League discounts every Medford Little League player $10.00 for their ticket purchase.

BOD recognized longtime North Medford LL Volunteer and Retired MHS Teacher Joe Grande with a long overdue plaque as well as South Medford LL Volunteer Lonnie Hillson. Both these individuals span close to 100 years of service to Medford and Little League.  

BOD  managed, coordinated, and installed or restored four (4) outdoor Batting Cages which has been a wonderful addition to the City Parks Gillis Field, Memorial Park and Drain Field.

BOD has continued to provide clinics and access to indoor practice facilities during the off season free of charge for the Medford Little League program. MHS Athletic Director Bob Maloney continues to be a wonderful partner for the Medford children and city non profit programs.  
BOD continued with their financial commitment to the upgrade of Gillis Field as the Scoreboard and Speaker System were completed in 2017. 

BOD applied for and led the charge for a Medford CPA Grant and was accepted for making this City Park ADA Accessible and restored to the original investment made in 2014 by Medford Little League. This will enhance the safety and fencing of this recreational field as many consider this a historical playing field.

A $25,000.00 grant was approved in 2018 and awaiting further communications from City Leadership for updates and project schedule.

BOD has participated and hosted Major League Baseball "PHR" program. (PITCH -HIT-RUN) 2016- Present

MLL has had up to 32 teams from ages 4-12 participating in Baseball each year since 2016

MLL has had 6 District All Star Teams. Medford's 10 year old -11 year old -12 year old teams each year.
Recently MLL Won the 2018 District 12 Championship and Section 3 Championship and played for the State Championship for the first time in in 15 years. 2004, 1986, 1980 (only State Champs- Lonnie Hillson Manager)

MLL has had up to 16 Medford Baseball Summer Teams participate in various tournaments from ages 8-12.

MLL ends the baseball season with various Citywide ALL-STAR Games including bringing back the Home Run Derby and a 12 year old game. (Sponsored by the Medford Police Patrolman's Union)

We have enhanced our concession stands were we have continued to have children work and volunteer for life skills. We have continued with adaptive learning skills program for some children with IEPS and Special Needs to enhance their access and positive experience in the community. We have also added two more AED's to the playing fields as well and training provided by Armstrong Ambulance. Our program now has four (4) AEDs located at each concession stand.

Medford Little League will continue to advocate and take major steps to increase the safety and sustainability of the municipal youth baseball fields without much support or partnership for City Leadership Another newly formed Hormel Commission has taken over the parks and fields at Drain Field and has cause more work for volunteers than solutions. This is another government board to oversee parks and recreation. This is one of four entities that have oversight of municipal fields which volunteers must apply, meet, schedule, coordinate, and communicate for no other reason but to ensure compliance? When ask what their mission and purpose no one really knows as there is no hierarchy and neither board has a budget except for their salaries and no chain of command to interact with each other. (Welcome to Medford)

We will continue to provide opportunities for children to play at these fields from March through November with parent volunteers each year with the goal and intent of having all children participate. However, we know we cannot do this without a partnership with some of our City Leaders, Local Business, Civic Organizations and Community Volunteers like you.  

If you are interested in sponsoring a team or the league, please review the sponsorship package and return it to the league.
2019 sponsor forms.docx

Bill O'Keefe
President Medford Little League

Thank you!!!!!

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Medford Little League

PO Box 381 
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

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