Little League Southeastern Region honored two volunteers as part of the Region’s Award Program during the 2019 Southeastern Regional Tournaments.
Jennifer Brugh, of Oconee County American Little League in Georgia District 10 was named Volunteer of the Year, while Pamela Brooks of Virginia District 16 was named the Golden Mask (Umpire) Award winner.
Jennifer has been player agent with Oconee County American since 2009. Her local league has between 700 and 1000 players annually and during her time she has maintained detailed records on each player and fulfilling her duties with maximum effort.
She believes in the Little League organization and her impact is felt outside of her player agent role. Continuously she is helping in various capacities, which includes coordinating league events, assisting with concessions operations and a wealth of league and tournament activities. Jennifer is always there for whatever task needs to be completed. Many anniversaries, holidays, birthdays and more have been scheduled around Little League.
A mother of six, which includes children both playing and volunteering within the league, Jennifer has tirelessly given many days and nights to an organization that she is very passionate about. Her impact can even be felt outside of the league as she volunteered last week during the Softball Regional Tournament and will be back for the Baseball tournament.
Jennifer and her whole family are the epitome of Little League’s mission.
Pamela Brooks of Leesburg, Virginia has been a long-time Little League volunteer serving many softball programs in Fauquier and Loudoun counties.
Pam has led the growth of softball programs in her neck of the woods. Additionally, she has been instrumental in helping develop umpires, specifically youth umpires throughout Virginia District 16.
What sets Pam apart is how much she cares. The hard work she puts in shows on the field, but also off the field. Her day job is a rigorous job that involves a tremendous workload. However, she routinely is on the ballfield most evenings with a smile and warm attitude.
Pam’s overall contribution to the Little League program can not be understated and without her, many players, coaches, parents and more would not have the enjoyable Little League experience that they have enjoyed to date.
Nominations for the 2020 Awards Program can be submitted on the Region’s website and will open on Jan. 1.