Category: Awards

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 […]

10 Lycoming County High School Seniors Recognized as the 2016 Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship Recipients

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 19, Little League recognized the achievement of 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors, awarding a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds. In 23 years, Little League has […]

The American Honda Motor Co., Grant Program Provides Lifeboat to Brookville Little League

When the storm clouds roll in on game day, local league officials and managers begin to worry. A rain delay impacts the games to follow, and postponed contests produce make up scheduling headaches. Most leagues can handle some rain, but when your parking lot is on higher ground than where you play, the water run-off has no […]

Little League® International Establishes New Little League Softball® Volunteer of the Year Award

To honor those who have provided dedicated service to developing Little League Softball® programs around the world, Little League® International announced today the establishment of the Little League Softball Volunteer of the Year Award. Little League International annually recognizes the local Little League volunteers and players through its awards program. The new Little League Softball […]

TEN LITTLE LEAGUE® PROGRAMS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES HONORED WITH REGIONAL “A SAFETY AWARENESS PLAN” AWARDS FOR THEIR SAFETY PREPAREDNESS

  The issue of safety of all Little League® players, volunteers, and fans is paramount for Little League International. In 1995, Little League established the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP), to encourage local Little League programs to formulate a safety plan specific to their facilities and league to be used to help guide the league […]

Little League Honors its 2015 Award Winners at the Little League Baseball® World Series

While the on-field action gets a lot of attention at the Little League Baseball® World Series, it’s the dedication of volunteers around the world that make it possible for all children to have a meaningful Little League experience. On Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport, Pa., Little League recognized the local […]

Charlie and Joan Frazier are baseball parents, having raised three boys who all played professional baseball. Their hard work, patience, and guidance are just three of the many reasons that Little League is happy to recognize the Fraziers as the 2015 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year. “Mr. and Mrs. Frazier […]