Abby Contini Recognized as 2008 Little League Mom of the Year
Abby Contini of Dover, Ohio, will be recognized during the Little League Baseball World Series as the 2008 Little League Mom of the Year.
“My Mom should be the Little League Mom of the Year because of her commitment and dedication to our league,” Mrs. Contini’s son, Cory wrote when nominating his mother. “She is the assistant treasurer of our league, the secretary for my team, and runs our concession stand. She does all this and still finds time to be the best mom in the world.”
The Little League Mom of the Year Award was established in 1991 as a symbolic form of recognition and tribute to the millions of mothers in communities around the world who contribute their time to the Little League program.
“This year’s Mom of the Year truly represents the majority of Little League Moms,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “Responsible, dedicated and unassuming in tending to her tasks for Dover (Ohio) Little League, Abby Contini is the quintessential Little League volunteer because others notice and appreciate her commitment before she does. Her efforts have had a profound influence on her son, his team and their league, and Little League International is pleased to honor her with this special award.”
Each year, Little League players are invited to compose an essay that explains why their mothers should be the Little League Mom of the Year. From that group, one Little League mother is selected. Mrs. Contini will receive the award at the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa., scheduled for Aug. 15-24.
“Abby has been a great asset to Dover Little League,” Paul Monaco, Dover Little League President, said. “I’ve know her for 18 years, and she does whatever needs to be done for the league. We were pleased to hear that Cory nominated Abby, because the whole family is deeply involved in our program. I know she enjoys watching her son play, but she is always there to do things to help the league.”