On Tuesday, August 9, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the New York Yankees and Marissa Shorenstein, president AT&T New York co-hosted the sixth annual “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship.
The event featured two teams: Grand Slam Little League and the Rolando Paulino Little League. In a thriller, the Grand Slam Little League put together a sixth inning rally to come from behind and defeat the Rolando Paulino Little League by a score of 11-8.
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’s championship game was a tremendous contest between two teams of fierce competitors and great kids. I really enjoyed watching both teams live the dream of every Bronx baseball player, to play on the field of their heroes, Yankee Stadium. I’d like to thank the New York Yankees and AT&T for their continued support for ‘Borough President’s Cup’ Little League Championship, I’d also like to congratulate Grand Slam Little League on their victory,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
“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. This tournament is all about encouraging our young people to work hard, support their peers and give back to their community, important values that we all hope to inspire in the next generation of New Yorkers,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State president, AT&T. “Congratulations to Grand Slam Little League and the Rolando Paulino Little League for making it this far. Play ball!”