WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Election season is in full swing, but it's not Obama vs. Romney that will be drawing votes during the 66th Annual Little League World Series®. For little league fans, the real question is which taste of summer will prevail during the epic showdown between Hamburger and Hot Dog?
Delaware North Companies Sportservice – a global leader in sports hospitality and concessions provider at the Little League World Series for more than a decade – announced it will conduct an onsite vote, Aug. 20-21, during this year's tournament in Williamsport, Pa.
Little League fans under the age of 18 will be eligible to cast a ballot for either Hot Dog or Hamburger at the official voting booth, located near the main gift shop in historic Lamade Stadium. The booth will be open from the first pitch until the last out, both Monday and Tuesday.
Sportservice has designed menus for the Little League World Series that will focus on big league portions and family-friendly pricing. Considering the number of young children and families who attend the event, Sportservice works hard to design pricing that accommodates these fans. Beyond the ballparks staples – hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, peanuts and roasted almonds – Sportservice has healthy options, such as fresh-fruit cups, and carrots and celery sticks, at its Grab-n-Go location. For those seeking something on the sweet side, Sportservice has various ice cream carts, including Dippin' Dots.
Through its partnership with Food Network, Sportservice will also offer fans an Italian sausage hoagie, a burger with smoked mozzarella and salami, and a classic grilled-cheese sandwich.
To help staff the series, Sportservice will draw on its talent from various MLB ballparks at which it operates.
Sportservice got its start in the sports concession industry in the early 1900's and continues to hold contracts with numerous professional and minor league sports teams. The company handles some combination of concessions, premium dining and retail for 10 major league stadiums, including Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington – the venues for last year's World Series.
Voting will be overseen onsite. The winners will be announced during the Little League World Series Championship Game.
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation's leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.
For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
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