Category: Awards

Arlington (Texas) Southwest Little League Named 2019 Carl E. Stotz Little League® Community Award Winner

Small-town atmosphere in a big city. That’s how members of the community view the culture and tradition that has been created around the local fields of the Arlington (Texas) Southwest Little League complex. For their dedication to the community, their commitment to the players and volunteers in their program, and the values displayed each and […]

Mike and Gretchen Piscotty Named 2019 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

Character, Courage, and Loyalty. Those are the three words that have been at the heart of Little League® and continue to serve as the values of the program. For Mike Piscotty, father of Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty, and his late-wife, Gretchen, these three words have resonated throughout their household since the day Stephen and […]

Two Little League® World Series Coaches Win Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Awards

Two iconic coaches from the 2018 Little League® World Series were recently recognized for their dedication to youth sports as winners of the 2019 National Double-Goal Coach® Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Gerald Oda, manager of the 2018 Little League Baseball World Series Champion Honolulu (Hawaii) Little League team, and Antonio Roman, coach […]

Little League® Grads Earn 2018 MLB Postseason Awards

Another exciting MLB Postseason is officially in the books as the Boston Red Sox, led by nine Little League® graduates, took home the Commissioner’s Trophy with a series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series. Now, with the excitement coming to a close, it’s time to take a look at the […]

2018 Little League® Regional ASAP Winners Recognized for Safety Preparedness

The safety of all Little League® players, volunteers, and fans is of upmost importance for Little League International. In 1995, Little League established the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP), to encourage local Little League programs to create safety plans specific to their facilities and league. This plan would be used to help guide that league […]

Little League® Recognizes 2018 Award Winners

For more than 75 years, people in big cities and small towns alike have chosen to volunteer in Little League®. Each year, Little League International recognizes individuals for their commitment to, and participation in, the Little League program through the Little League Awards Program (presented by AIG Insurance) Each of these awards highlight the commitment […]

Laurie and John Rizzo Named 2017 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

Parents of Chicago Cubs first-baseman Anthony Rizzo, Laurie and John Rizzo were active volunteers in the Parkland (Fla.) Little League. Every parent wants to see their child succeed in life and accomplish their dreams. For a Little League® parent, that could be seeing their child make it to the major leagues, play in a World Series, […]

Little League® honors players, coaches, parents, and volunteers with annual awards for dedication to the Little League program. For more than 75 years, people in big cities and small towns alike have chosen to volunteer in Little League®. Season after season, millions of volunteers come together to make Little League Baseball and Softball the world’s […]

Little League® awards a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds to local high school students. Since 1994, Little League® International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship. At its annual luncheon on Thursday, May 18, Little League recognized the achievement of 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors, awarding […]

New York City’s Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League Honored with 2016 Carl E. Stotz Little League® Community Award

  There’s an old saying in sports that you play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. But in the Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League in New York City, it’s just the opposite, as the names on the back are that of fallen New York […]