Little League® International remembers Vicki Toigo, former Washington Assistant District 9 Administrator, and the wife of Washington District 9 Administrator, and former field representative to the Little League International Board of Directors, Bob Toigo. She was 77.
Mrs. Toigo was a native of Gary, Ind. She spent her childhood in the Elkhart, Ind., before relocating to Phoenix.
For more than 30 years, Mrs. Toigo was a member of the Western Region Tournament Staff. She was the lead official scorer for the region tournaments. Also, for three decades, she accompanied her husband to the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
“Vicki was a quiet and dignified embodiment of the Little League volunteer,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League International’s President and CEO. “While her family and her faith were the most cherished parts of her life, Vicki placed significant value on the importance of the Little League program, and it’s benefits to countless children.”
She and Mr. Toigo were married in 1963 and moved to Glendora, Calif., where she began her service to the Little League program. As a member of South Hills Little League, Mrs. Toigo was a member of the league’s Lady Auxiliary, Supply Coordinator for the concession stand, and a team mom.
In 1977, the Toigos moved to Redmond, Wash. Volunteering in Redmond Little League, Mrs. Toigo served in a variety of roles, including as a member of the concession stand staff, scorekeeper, and was a team mom.
Following Mr. Toigo’s election as Redmond Little League President, Mrs. Toigo provided her support to the Board of Directors, while also continuing to volunteer in the concession stand and scoring games.
After three years as League President, Mr. Toigo joined the Washington District 9 staff and Mrs. Toigo assumed the responsibilities of Assistant District Administrator for softball. Following Mr. Toigo’s election as District Administrator in 1980, Mrs. Toigo was appointed as Assistant Treasurer, Assistant District 9 Tournament Director, and scorekeeper.
“Along with her husband, Bob, a long-time Washington District Administrator, she served selflessly with a smile and a kind word for everyone,” said Mr. Keener. “We’ll miss her annual visits in San Bernardino and Williamsport, and we’ll never forget how much she meant to so many.”
Mrs. Toigo is survived by her husband, Bob; sons, Bob and Dan; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, Phyllis, and brother, Terry.