A video feature spotlighting one of the most memorable players from the 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series was recently named the winner of a Silver Telly at the 2018 Telly Awards.
The video, “Omar Romero, La Bujia,” (translated to “spark plug”) took a closer look at Omar Romero, who won the hearts of many because of his personality, spirit, and larger-than-life inspiration. Officially measured at 4-foot-8, Omar was the smallest player at the Little League Baseball World Series and was the starting second baseman for Luz-Maracaibo (Venezuela) Little League, champions of the Latin America Region.
From his tireless energy on the field to his love and dedication for those around him, “Little Altuve” truly exemplified what Little League® stands for during his time in Williamsport. Whether it was congratulating his teammates or sharing in one of the most memorable moments of sportsmanship of the tournament, Omar always found a way to put a smile on those around him.
The piece reveals the tragic story of Omar losing his uncle and grandmother in the course of 40 days. Faced with adversity, the brave 11-year-old from Venezuela turns tragedy into a spark to motivate his teammates and everyone else at the Little League Baseball World Series.
Established in 1979, the Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and are voted on by the Telly Awards Judging Council each year. The video, produced by Philadelphia-based video production company 20/20 Visual Media in coordination with Little League Baseball and Softball, was the recipient of a Silver Telly Award in the category of Non-Broadcast/General-Documentary: Individual. In addition, the video was named the recipient of a Bronze People’s Telly, an award voted on by the fans.