July 18, 2023 –WILLEMSTAD – With great excitement and pride, our champions have returned to Curaçao and were warmly welcomed by Mr. Sithree van Heydoorn, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports (ESKD), upon their arrival.
Liga Pabou, representing Curaçao, participated in the highly competitive international Little League Baseball championship held in Puerto Rico. Their exceptional performance and unwavering determination led them to be crowned the “Caribbean Little League Baseball Champion 2023.” Throughout the tournament, they exemplified our island’s spirit with utmost dignity and professionalism, winning all six games. The incredible feat achieved by our champions leaves them with an undefeated record.
Now, with their heads held high, the talented team from Curaçao is set to embark on a new journey. They will proudly represent the Caribbean region in the upcoming Little League World Series, scheduled to take place in Williamsport. This prestigious event brings together the best young baseball players from around the globe, and Curaçao’s team is poised to showcase their skills and make their mark on the international stage.
Gratitude and appreciation are extended to the government for ensuring the safe return of the entire delegation. Their unwavering support and efforts have been instrumental in providing our young athletes with the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary experience.
The Minister responsible for sports takes this opportunity to express sincere thanks and heartfelt congratulations to our exceptional athletes. Their tremendous achievement is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the unwavering support from their coaches, families, and the community. As they embark on the next chapter of their journey, they carry the hopes and dreams of Curaçao with them, inspiring young athletes and serving as a shining example of what can be accomplished through passion and perseverance.
We join together as a community to celebrate the success of our Caribbean Little League Baseball Champions 2023 and wish them the best of luck as they represent us on the global stage in Williamsport.