Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Marissa Shorenstein, President of AT&T New York, and the New York Yankees co-hosted the sixth annual Borough President’s Cup Little League Championship on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016.
This year’s championship game saw Grand Slam Little League rally in the sixth inning to defeat Rolando Paulino Little League by a score of 11-8.
“I’d like to congratulate Grand Slam Little League on their victory as well as Paulino’s All-Stars for their participation in the tournament,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Díaz Jr. “This year’s championship game was a tremendous contest between two teams of great kids. I really enjoyed watching both teams live the dream of every Bronx baseball player: to play ball on the hallowed, historical grounds of Yankee Stadium. I’d like to thank the New York Yankees, Marissa Shorenstein and AT&T for their continued support of the Borough President’s Cup Little League Championship, which emphasizes not only athleticism but education as well.”
To compete for the Borough President’s Cup, players from each team must met a set of rigorous requirements, including a commitment to doing community service, meeting a B-average standard in their grades, as well as a 90 percent or greater attendance rate at school.
“AT&T is honored to once again partner with Bronx Borough President Ruben Díaz Jr. and the Yankees for this year’s Borough President’s Cup,” said Shorenstein. “This tournament is all about encouraging our young people to work hard, support their peers through teamwork and give back to their community; important values that we all hope to inspire in the next generation of New Yorkers.”
August 6, 2016: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Marissa Shorenstein, New York State president, AT&T, present the championship trophy for the sixth annual “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship to Grand Slam Little League, who defeated Rolando Paulino Little League by a score of 11-8.