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W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award

The W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award was created to honor W. Howard Hartman, one of Little League International’s most generous and loyal friends, and to perpetuate his memory through special recognition of an individual/organization who has demonstrated a similar relationship with Little League.

Award Winners

  • 2017 - Jim Darby

    Little League Baseball and Softball is proud of the friendship and partnership that it has fostered with Easton Sports over the past four decades. Jim Darby has been a key piece in the relationship between both the Easton Foundations and Easton Sports with Little League, and Little League International is honored to celebrate this partnership and relationship with the presentation of the 2017 W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award to Mr. Darby.

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  • 2016 - American Honda Motor Co.

    Little League® Baseball and Softball is proud that American Honda Motor Co. has been a national sponsor since 1996. For more than two decades, American Honda has exhibited its tireless and unwavering commitment to helping children learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and improve their self-esteem through the Little League program.

    As Little League International celebrates American Honda’s 20th anniversary as a national partner, it too salutes the company’s loyalty and dedication to the moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and all of the program’s volunteers with the presentation of the 2016 W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award.

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  • 2015 - Pa. State Police, Troop F

  • 2014 - Federal Correctional Complex Allenwood & United States Penitentiary Lewisburg

  • 2013 - Steve Moff

  • 2012 - Lenel Systems International, Inc.

  • 2011 - Dave and Don Fowler

  • 2010 - WRAK Radio (Williamsport, Pa.)

  • 2009 - Fred Plankenhorn & Paul Weaver

  • 2008 - Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

  • 2007 - Lycoming County Law Enforcement Association

  • 2006 - Susquehanna Health System

  • 2005 - Hon. William Miller

  • 2004 - Thomas ‘Tuck’ Frazier

  • 2003 - Peter Luppachino

  • 2002 - Alan Wells

  • 2001 - Williamsport-Lycoming Foundation

  • 2000 - Tom Dempsey

  • 1999-Terry Gramling

  • 1998 - Ed Claudius

  • 1997 - Sharon Verbos

  • 1996 - Mary Lib Stockwell

  • 1995 - John Troisi

  • 1994 - Gary Mayer

  • 1993 - Bill Byham

  • 1992 - Jack Lundy

  • 1991 - Howard Baldwin

  • 1990 - Putsee Vannucci

  • 1989 - Robert Yasui

  • 1988 - Ray Keyes