2010 Little League Award Winners
Each year, Little League International encourages its districts and leagues around the world to nominate individuals deserving of recognition for their commitment to, and impact on, the Little League program. Participation in the Awards Program helps demonstrate the benefits and values of volunteerism, family and sportsmanship. The Little League Awards program recipients are recognized annually at the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
Traveling to Williamsport as honored guest of Little League International, the 2010 Little League Baseball Awards Program recipients were presented with their awards during the annual breakfast held at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport, and later were recognized during World Series pre-game ceremonies.
The 2010 Little League Awards Program, supported by Chartis Insurance, honored: Tyler Prewitt (Mom of the Year); Mike Messick (Volunteer of the Year); Cody McCoy (Good Sport of the Year); Margie Sabathia-Lanier (George and Barbara Bush Parent of the Year); and Mark Muench (Little League Challenger Award).
Also receiving recognition during the 64th Little League Baseball World Series was Bill Haley, who was presented the 2010 Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr. Haley accepted his honor during the Little League Awards Breakfast.
The 2010 Bill Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate of the Year recipient was former Major League pitcher Ron Darling. This year's enshrinee in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Hall of Excellence was former Little Leaguer, NASCAR driver and team owner, Kyle Petty.
Receiving the Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award, was WRAK radio, the flagship station for all English-speaking radio coverage of the Little League Baseball World Series.
Below are links to the stories about each award receipient.
- ASAP Award
- Bill Shea Award
- Challenger Award
- Good Sport of the Year Award
- Museum Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Award
- Howard Hartman Award
- Mom of the Year Award
- Parent(s) of the Year Award
- Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award
- Volunteer of the Year Award
Held during the 64th Little League Baseball World Series, the annual Little League International Awards Breakfast at the Genetti Hotel Grand Ballroom in Williamsport, formally recognized the 2010 award winners. Pictured with Dennis Lewin, Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, far left, and Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, far right, are Margie Sabathia-Lanier (George and Barbara Bush Little League Parent of the Year); Mike Messick (Little League Volunteer of the Year); Cody McCoy (Little League Good Sport of the Year); Trey Prewitt and Tyler Prewitt (Little League Mom of the Year); Dave Lanning, who accepted on behalf of Mark Muench (Little League Challenger Award); and Bill Haley (Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award).
Videos of each of the awards presentations can be found below.
Volunteer of the Year Presentation
George and Barbara Bush Little League Parent of the Year Presentation
Challenger Award Presentation
Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation
Mom of the Year Award Presentation
Good Sport Award Presentation