Howard Hartman Award at Little League World Series
The Williamsport/Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce will be recognized as recipient of the 2008 Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award during the 62nd Little League Baseball World Series.
The W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award was created in 1988 to honor W. Howard Hartman, one of Little League’s most generous and loyal friends, and to perpetuate his memory through special recognition of an individual who has demonstrated a similar relationship with Little League Baseball and Softball.
“Each summer we are reminded how uniquely special the Little League World Series is to Williamsport and Lycoming County,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer for Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “For years, the efforts put forth by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce has supported and promoted the World Series through its involvement with annual Grand Slam Parade and other World Series-related initiatives. It is with great pleasure, and distinct pride that we recognize the Williamsport/Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce with the presentation of the W. Howard Hartman Friendship Award.”
Past recipients of the award include: Ray Keyes (long-time sports editor of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette newspaper); Putsee Vannucci (long-time photographer of the Little League World Series); Jack Lundy (owner of Lundy Construction, one of the three original Little League team sponsors in 1939); the honorable Michael R. Miller, Jr. (mayor of South Williamsport, Pa.). Last year’s award recipient was Lycoming County Law Enforcement Association.