All teams (except T-ball level) in Little League District 8 (Alsip, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park and Palos Hills) participate in an Interleague tournament.
This season the tournament will run from June 1st–to June 9th.
Former District 8 Administrator Terry Kenny developed the Interleague tournament concept.
Terry’s dream was to give EVERY KID get a chance to participate in tournament play, not just all-stars.
All players receive a tournament pin, and the team winner receives a traveling trophy and banner.
The 7 & 8 Pee-Wee Division Interleague tournament trophy is named for Steve Martinez. Mr. Martinez was a past board member of Alsip Little League from 1968-1988. He was also a Little League umpire from 1976-2004, and umpired the Little League Girls Softball Senior & Big League World Series.
The 9 & 10 Minor Division Interleague trophy is named for Bill Dunnett. Mr. Dunnett was involved with Little League for 40 years, designing and building the fields in Palos Hills, chief umpire and Assistant District Administrator of District 7 and District Administrator of District 8.
The 11 & 12 Major Division Interleague tournament trophy is named for Terry and his widow (Kitty).
The 13 & 14 Junior Division Interleague trophy is named for Chicago Ridge Mayor Eugene Siegel. Mr. Siegel is a longtime supporter of Little League Baseball