The safety and well-being of all participants in the Little League® Program has always been a top priority, and since 1995, Little League and Musco Lighting have partnered in the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) to help local leagues and districts in the United States create the safest environment possible for player, volunteers, and fans.
This year, the ASAP program saw its most successful year ever with more than 93% of local leagues participating and to celebrate these award winners, Little League is once again honored to recognize the top two leagues from each U.S. Region for their commitment to the safety and well-being of their players with the presentation of the 2023 ASAP Awards.
Below are the 10 local Little League programs honored as Region Winners in 2023:
- Milan Youth (Mich.) LL
- Ankeny (Iowa) LL
- Huntington Tri-Village LL (Greenlawn, N.Y.)
- Waterford Jr/Sr. (CT) SB LL
- Warner Robins (Ga.) Amer LL *National Winner*
- Summerville (S.C.) LL
- Colorado Springs (Colo.) LL
- Little League of New Orleans (La.)
- Boulder Arrowhead LL (Billings, Montana)
- Lunada Bay LL (Palos Verde Estates, California)
The top winner from each of Little League’s five U.S. regions is awarded a cash prize. From these recognized leagues, Warner Robins (Ga.) Little League was also named the recipient of the national award and will be provided with a complete Musco Lighting system for a 200-foot field.
On Saturday, August 26, before the United States Championship Game of the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile, Little League will also be honoring Musco with the 2022 W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award for their commitment to the program.
The 2023 ASAP Award recipients were honored as part of the annual ASAP brunch at the Williamsport Country Club before taking the field for their recognition on Howard J. Lamade Stadium prior to Game 33 between the Caribbean Region and the Mexico Region.
To learn more about the A Safety Awareness Program, including how to submit your league’s plan, visit LittleLeague.org/ASAP.