SOURCE: SharedBook Inc.

August 01, 2005 09:08 ET

Little League® Offers a New Way to Remember Your Child's Baseball Memories

Little League and SharedBook™ Join Forces to Let Kids and Parents Create a Book of Memories for Their Little Leaguers®

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 1, 2005 -- To give parents, coaches, and players a more lasting way to capture the magical memories of the 2005 season, Little League International and SharedBook have launched the Little League MemoryBook. For the first time ever, parents can combine their own digital photos with stories and photos provided by Little League to create a personalized, full-color book for their child. "What happens to all the photos taken at Little League games?" asks SharedBook CEO, Caroline Vanderlip. "More often than not, they end up in shoeboxes in a back corner of the attic. Now there's a way for memories to be enjoyed year after year, in a bound, personalized book."

Each Little League MemoryBook starts with a set of articles about baseball and/or softball with topics ranging from sportsmanship to how to break in a new glove, all provided by Little League. Personal photos can adorn the book's cover and dedication and biography pages can be customized. There are also pages for team and player photos to be pasted in. The result is a unique 36+ page, 8 1/2 x 11" full-color Little League MemoryBook with the player's photo on the cover, professionally printed and bound and sure to keep memories alive for a lifetime. Says Vanderlip, "This is a unique product. The book can be shared with friends and loved ones and keeps all the most important photographs together in an easy place to see them."

One can start a personalized Little League MemoryBook at www.littleleague.sharedbook.com, or by calling 1-888-212-3120.

Jud Rogers, senior marketing executive of Little League International, commented, "We just thought this was an incredibly innovative way for all of our players, parents and coaches to remember one of the most exciting times in their lives. Little League is very excited to join with SharedBook in this endeavor."

There are more than 2.5 million children registered as Little Leaguers between the ages of 5-18 years of age and more than 35 million people who have played or volunteered for a local Little League Worldwide; there are more than 7,100 leagues with 180,000 teams in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

ABOUT SHAREDBOOK INC.

SharedBook Inc. is the pioneer in offering users the ability to create their own personalized, professionally printed, full-color books that capture experiences and memories. SharedBook works with leading organizations whose members share a strong affinity. Through the use of patent-pending web technology, users can access a website where they can add their photos and comments to other photos and stories contributed by the organization. Users get a unique, memorable celebration of their experiences. Affiliate organizations get a unique marketing tool and lifelong brand reinforcement. Founded in 2003 and based in New York, SharedBook has relationships with Little League International, CruiseWest Cruise Lines, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and CoolRunning.com.

Contact Information

  • For information, contact:

    Maryann Palumbo
    212 645 6900 x112

    Alison DeSena
    212 645 6900 x125

    Jericho Communications, Inc.