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Sacramento Republic FC Soccer partners up with Local Little Leagues to let them play Baseball on their Soccer Field at Cal Expo, Papa Murphy’s Park.

SACRAMENTO, CA – 23 Mar, 2017 – June 4, 2017 starting at 9:30am at Cal Expo Fair Grounds, Papa Murphy’s Park.  Sacramento Republic FC will host the first Little League Section Wide Challenger game for intellectual and physical challenged Baseball Players. The night before (June 3) Sacramento Republic FC will recognize the Little League Players and Team Buddies at their Home game, while the Little Leaguers enjoy the experience of a professional soccer game.

The next day (June 4) Up to 80 Little League Challenger Players & their Buddies from California Section 4 Little Leagues, that range from Sacramento Metro to the Sierra Foothills and surrounding communities will play a Baseball Game. Little League District 54 is currently raising funds to purchase 250 tickets for Challenger Players and their Buddies for the June 3rd game. In order for the event to happen on June 4th, we have to sell 250 tickets and if anybody is interested in sponsoring a Little Player, call Mac Cameron 916-599-0611, they can access tickets by going to

Little League Challenger Program (Intellectual and Physical Challenged Players) will have a Special Game on the Soccer field at Cal Expo, Papa Murphy’s Park. This will benefit the youth in the community and let the kids see a professional soccer game.

Little League Challenger Program is for Youth with intellectual and physical challenges, ages 4 and up, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.  Little League provides Baseball, Challenger, and Softball Programs, and is a non-profit volunteer organization, serving the youth in the community

 “Baseball on a Soccer Field, who would think this could happen.” Per Bob Fogle Little League 54 District Administrator “The opportunity to see a Soccer game, Play Baseball on a Soccer Field will make memories for a life time, that’s what Youth Sports in the community is about.”

Available parking for fans attending the Challenger game, are Lots A, which are located west and north of the soccer field at the Cal Expo. Parking in Lots A will only be open for this event at no charge.

Little League contributors help enrich lives through Baseball, inspire minds, and celebrate our communities’ diverse perspectives. All the wonderful Little League programs, and services are made possible by the generous support of donors, and volunteers like you! Please donate to Little League so we can continue the sports programs and send kids to special events by going to our WEB Page at:, We are a non-profit 501c (3).

About Little League®

Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. States and in more than 80 other Countries.

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Sacramento Republic FC are the 2014 USL Champions. The club hosts their home matches at Papa Murphy’s Park located on the grounds of Cal Expo. Sacramento Republic FC exists to make the Sacramento region into the most inspiring, energetic and rewarding place to live, work and play. Through the world’s game, the club provides exciting, energetic and inclusive experiences to foster an indomitable movement including their efforts to procure an MLS franchise and soccer-specific stadium.

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Press is invited to come out to the Game June 4 at Cal Expo Fair Grounds/Soccer Field, please have your Credentials with you.

Site Contact Mac Cameron 916-599-0611 or email: [email protected]

Little League Contacts:

Bob Fogle, District Administer
California District 54 Little League
Phone: (916) 712-8836   
[email protected]

Media Contact
Company Name: California District 54 Little League
Contact Person: Mac Cameron
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 916-599-0611
Country: United States


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