Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 20:17

On Monday, August 15, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the New York Yankees will co-host the inaugural “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship. The event is produced in conjunction with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

The event will feature two teams, the Little League Raiders and the Rolando Paulino Little League, competing for the title in a game at Yankee Stadium.

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 game is not about showcasing the best athletes in the Bronx, but those students who represent the best of our borough overall: good students who have shown us that they want to make the Bronx a better place,” said Borough President Diaz. “What better way to reward them then to give them a chance to walk in the footsteps of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and all the Yankee greats.”

The “Borough President’s Cup” will be an annual event.

WHAT: Borough President’s Cup Championship Game

WHEN: Monday, August 15 @ Noon

WHERE: Yankee Stadium, East 161st Street & River Avenue