DICK’S Sporting Goods equips Little League® athletes with the gear they need to succeed. Our goal is to make a lasting impact in our community by inspiring and enabling sports participation. Discover the many ways DICK’S Sporting Goods is supporting Little League.
DICK’S Sporting Goods
Official Sporting Goods Retailer and Technology Partner
The Official Ball Supplier of the Little League® World Series
A.D. STARR is the official baseball and softball of the Little League® World Series and can assist with all of your league’s equipment needs. Call 1-800-487-2448 to start an order.
The Official Team Management Technology Partner of Little League®
Connect families to the field when they can’t make the game. Scorekeeping, team communication, and live video streaming all in one app. Get started today and download GameChanger Team Manager.
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation
At The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, we believe that sports make people better. Sports build character, increase confidence, motivate kids to stay in school and aim for higher education; teaching life lessons that extend well beyond the playing field.
- In 2014, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation launched its Sports Matter program to help bring awareness of the importance of sport and the lack of opportunities that many kids have to play.
- But we know that not all kids begin at the same starting line. Race, gender, and income all impact a kid’s opportunity to play.
- For the past six years, we have made it our mission to inspire and enable sports participation through donations to under resourced youth sports organizations. In 2019, we made a commitment to give 1 million kids a chance to play by 2024. Meeting that goal in 2021, we increased that goal to 2 million kids by 2024.
In 2017, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation made a five-year, $500,000 commitment to Little League Baseball and Softball. Little League has always desired to utilize the funds to support pressing and relevant needs of local leagues. Check out some of the ways the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has supported Little League.
Sports Make People Better
A simple statement, but one that is often overlooked. Sports build character, increase confidence, motivate kids to stay in school and aim for higher education; teaching life lessons that extend well beyond the playing field. Through grants and other support we’ve helped 501c3 organizations, schools, and community teams across all 50 states provide opportunities for youth to play sports. But not everyone has the same access to play sports.