Cat Osterman

Osterman to throw out first pitch at AU Pro Games at the Little League Softball World Series

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Athletes Unlimited
Aug 03, 2023
  • Historic Doubleheader in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 9 Begins at 4:30pm ET, Live on ESPN2

Softball legend Cat Osterman will be on hand for a major milestone in the sport’s history next week, as she will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the first-ever “Athletes Unlimited Pro Games at the Little League Softball® World Series” event. 

In the middle of its championship season, Athletes Unlimited will relocate its entire roster and staff from the Chicago area to the home of the Little League Softball World Series in Greenville, North Carolina, and stage a doubleheader at East Carolina University’s softball stadium on Wednesday, August 9 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET, with both games televised live on ESPN2. 

In addition to being the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Softball champion and a member of the organization’s Advisory Board, Osterman is also enshrined in the Little League Hall of Excellence. 

Osterman will participate in a press conference at 12 p.m. ET on August 9, along with current Athletes Unlimited Softball star Kathryn Sandercock and executives from Athletes Unlimited and Little League, just one of multiple press opportunities over the course of the two-day event. 

Any media planning to cover the interaction with Little League athletes must have a LLSWS credential and adhere to the LLSWS Media Guidelines as outlined at


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Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2023, Athletes Unlimited is a new model of pro sports, where athletes are decision-makers and individual players are champions of team sports. Athletes Unlimited owns and operates professional women’s softball, lacrosse, volleyball and basketball leagues featuring world-class competition and fan experience, and stands out as an organization driven by the athletes that play in the leagues, with athlete representation on the company’s board of directors, each league led by a Player Executive Committee, and players sharing in long-term profits of the company, all while being proactive in shaping policies supporting the mothers that play in the league. Athletes Unlimited is the first professional sports league to be organized as a Public Benefit Corporation. The second season of Athletes Unlimited Basketball concluded in March 2023, while the second season of AUX Softball wrapped up in June. The 2023 Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse and Softball Championship Seasons take place this summer, to be followed by the third season of Volleyball this fall. For more information, visit

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Founded in 1939, Little League® is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with approximately two million players (ages 4-16) playing baseball and softball in communities across every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. Operated by more than one million volunteers, Little League believes in the power of youth baseball and softball to teach life lessons that build stronger individuals and communities. From professional athletes and award-winning celebrities, to public officials and other influential members of society, Little League graduates have taken the lessons they learned, both on and off the field, to create the next chapter of the Little League story. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit, and follow Little League (@LittleLeague) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. When we all come together, we are truly One Team. One Little League.

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