Once more our little town of Warner Robins Georgia has made the front page news. Yesterday evening it was decided unanimously that Warner Robins would be the new South East regional headquarters for Little League!

Winning Hug from Coach Mickey Lay

This is impressive news following upon Business Week naming Warner Robins as one of the best places to raise your kids.

Below is an excerpt from the press announcement from the Warner Robins Little League website.

With back-to-back world champions and a strong passion for Little League, I cannot imagine a better place than Georgia for the Southeast Region Headquarters," Gov. Perdue said. "Little League is a great program that I was proud to be a part of during my youth, and we will be honored to host the regional playoffs each year as the Southeast representative to the Little League World Series is determined. Little League is a world-class organization and I am proud to welcome them to Georgia."

the entire article can be found at

http://tinyurl.com/5g5xwl

This is definitely something for us to be proud of since our boys showed such great sportsmanship to the young men from Japan in the final playoffs of 2007. I must say that at the end of that game I had tears in my eyes. I have known many of these young man and have watched them grow during our time here in Georgia and it was a very humbling moment when our boys went and hugged the young boys from Japan. It's what we as parents hope to install in our children and that game showed that many parents and coaches had met the mark.

So once more our small town is brought into the headlines and with this honor we will be forced to improve what many of us feel is already a great sports program. An interesting fact that the above article stated is

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world's largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.6 million players and 1 million volunteers in every U.S. state and 75 other countries.

I must say that I had no clue that the sport was that huge. That even makes it bigger news when you recognize those facts.

So if you are ever in our area please don't hesitate to pull off I-75 and check out our little news worthy town. You know you will always be welcomed! Have a great day!