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Borough President Diaz, New York Yankees & AT&T
Host Fourth Annual ‘Borough President’s Cup’ Little League Championship

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T, join the Bronx Bombers on the field following the 2014 Borough President’s Cup Championship at Yankee Stadium on August 26, 2014.

On Tuesday, August 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the New York Yankees and AT&T co-hosted the fourth annual “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship. The game featured a match-up between the 2013 champions Grand Slam Little League and the Bronx Bombers, who competed for this year’s title in a game at Yankee Stadium.

The Bronx Bombers took the championship with a 14-2 victory over Grand Slam Little League.

To compete for the “Borough President’s Cup,” players for each Little League had to meet a set of requirements unrelated to their performance on the field. Those included a B-average in school, 90 percent or greater school attendance and a demonstrated commitment to community service. This year, some of the teams participated in a cleanup of Claremont Park as part of their community service, in partnership with a borough non-profit organization, The Bronx is Blooming.

“For the fourth straight year, we’ve given Bronx Little Leaguers a chance to walk in the footprints of legends like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and in the shadows of the all-time greats like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. I would like to thank AT&T and the New York Yankees for once again helping my office make this a wonderful event, and for giving these young men a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

“AT&T is proud to once again support the Borough President's Cup, which encourages a winning combination of strong academic performance and team building skills," said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T.  "I'd like to acknowledge Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., a tireless advocate for kids all across the borough he loves.   Last but not least, I want to congratulate the two teams that have worked so hard, both on and off the field, to play here to Yankee Stadium tonight: the 2014 champions, Bronx Bombers and the runner-up, Grand Slam Little League.

"On behalf of the Bronx Bombers, I would like to thank Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the New York Yankees and AT&T for the wonderful opportunity to play in Yankee Stadium in the Borough President's Cup," said Dan Stroud, head coach of the 14U Bronx Bombers. "It is such a great privilege that our players, coaches and families will cherish for the rest of their lives."

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