While an independent organization, FOSER exists to support region Little League® Baseball and Softball activities and especially the work of thousands of volunteers.

If you would like to support FOSER, please consider a donation of any amount. To learn about the donation levels and as well to begin the donation process, please click the donate button.

Welcome to the internet home of FOSER, which is Friends of (Little League®) Southeastern Region. Here You will find  information about this support organization for Little League's Southeastern Region. 

The Friends of Little League’s Southeastern Region (FOSER) is a non-profit corporation incorporated in the State of Georgia and a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. FOSER has been created by the 86 volunteer District Administrators within the eight states of Little League’s Southeastern Region.  While an independent organization, FOSER exists to support regional Little League Baseball and Softball activities and especially the work of thousands of volunteers. 

These volunteers run the nearly 800 local Little Leagues in the region and make it possible for boys and girls from age 4 to 18 to play baseball and softball in neighborhoods and communities throughout the southeastern United States.  Volunteers also administer the Little League Challenger Division, which provides opportunities for children with physical and mental challenges to enjoy baseball.

FOSER is administered by a board consisting of two District Administrator representatives from each of the eight states of the Southeastern Region – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia – who are elected by their peers and serve on a volunteer basis.  District Administrators are among the highest-ranking volunteer officials in Little League, and support the year-round work of leagues in their areas.  The Region Director of Little League Baseball also serves on the Board.

Why FOSER Was Created

While many people become aware of Little League based on the tournaments that are conducted each year, culminating in World Series competitions covered by ESPN and ABC, the millions of kids who participate in local leagues depend on the thousands of volunteer adults who run the leagues and maintain the fields.  While Little League International has a small paid staff to administer the global and regional programs, Little League would not exist without the selfless commitment of its volunteers.

FOSER has been created primarily to support the efforts of these volunteers to provide a quality experience for the kids in the Little League program.  By creating a supportive but independent organization, directed by the volunteer District Administrators in the Region, FOSER is able to focus on projects and programs that benefit the local leagues and volunteers they represent as well as enhance activities through the Regional headquarters in Warner Robins, GA.

By funding educational programs that help boards, coaches, umpires and other volunteers do their jobs better – both at the Region Headquarters and utilizing available technology and distance learning – FOSER intends to make the resources of the Region Headquarters more accessible and strengthen Little League programs throughout the southeastern United States. 

Supporting FOSER

FOSER will provide the means to leverage the capacities of the Region Headquarters as well as training and support activities not currently available or practical for local leagues. We anticipate that many dedicated supporters of Little League in the Southeast will contribute to FOSER, and we hope you will consider joining us as a supporter by clicking the "donate" button above.  But we also believe that corporations with a direct interest in encouraging volunteerism, supporting youth sports and fostering strong communities will also find it a worthwhile investment to support our work.

While there are many corporations who have sponsorship arrangements directly with Little League International, FOSER provides the unique opportunity to target support for programs that enhance the fundamental work of Little League in the eight states of the Southeastern Region.  This represents a significant opportunity for corporations with strong presence in the region to associate their brand with Little League and the volunteer adults who run the local leagues.