2014 Little League Baseball® World Series
It was another big year for Honda at the Little League Baseball®
World Series. Thousands of fans and families flocked to Camp Honda to meet the Odyssey HondaVAC®
and the Spokescrumbs mascots, and play fun interactive games like the High-Stakes Dunk Tank and Musical Car Seats. We gave away tons of great prizes like the new Honda collectible pin or charm set, and one lucky guest even went home with a 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite®
Celebrating 19 Years of Little League® Dreams
Honda is proud to be a national sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball for the 19th consecutive year. From perfectly pitched fastballs to great displays of sportsmanship, the kids who play Little League® Baseball and Softball always bring their "A" game. Like their big league idols, Little Leaguers show everyone how sweat, determination, and teamwork can lead to success. But they also show us that, win or lose, the games are really about fun and fair play.
So here's a big thanks to all the players, coaches, volunteers, parents and countless others who make Little League® such a success. Your selfless dedication has made the baseball and softball diamond a great place to play, learn and grow.
Clutch hitters, one and all.
Honda is proud to be a sponsor of Little League®
Baseball and Softball and is thankful for the interest many of our dealers have shown in supporting a league in their area. Click below to see if your local dealer is involved.
Your home for away games
Head to the field in style in the Honda Odyssey. Catch up on game footage using the available Ultrawide Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System and cool off after the game with the tri-zone automatic climate control (EX and above). With available seating for up to eight, there's plenty of room for teammates as well as their gear. A best-in-class 28-mpg highway rating for 7 and 8 passenger minivans means fewer stops along the way, and the available built-in HondaVAC®
keeps the dirt out of the Odyssey and on the field where it belongs.
The Urban Initiative—Everyone Wins
In 1999, the Urban Initiative program sprang to life. Designed to help communities with the dream, but without the resources, to play Little League® Baseball and Softball, it has grown from just Los Angeles and Harlem to include over 250 leagues in 90 cities nationwide.
The goal is to bring the benefits of the Little League®
program to children within urban communities across the United States by creating or renewing baseball and softball programs in these neighborhoods. Its success is evident: Kids learn and build citizenship, discipline, teamwork, self-esteem and physical well-being. And beyond the mission and the success, at the heart of this program is providing every child a chance to know the magic contact of the baseball bat hitting a ball, or the thrilling thud of the ball landing squarely in a mitt—giving each kid a chance. Honda has proudly supported this program for the past 12 years with contributions totaling about $900,000. And in each of those years, the Urban Initiative has aided approximately 52,000 players.
Donations from Honda this year help to improve playing fields. Better still, they improve the life of each kid who steps up to the plate on those very fields. You can make a difference, too. To find out more about the Urban Initiative, to see how you can help, and to find out if your local league may qualify, please visit the Urban Initiative