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2015

2015

Our annual District Awards Dinner was held on May 2nd at the Sheraton Harbor Island Bay Tower. "Black Out" was the theme and many dressed the part. A special "thank you" goes out to Angela Engquist, for her hard work in coordinating this special event.

We were honored to have Dave and Gail Bonham, as our special guests this year. Dave is the Western Regional Director for Little League International.

We also shared a moment of silence for one of our hometown heros - Joe Berardini of Sunshine Little League. He put his blood, sweat, tears and love into the Sunshine Little League for well over fifty years "for the kids". Joe will always be remember for his devotion to the children of our community by founding Sunshine Little League and working with the City to obtain their present fields.

Gifts donated by leagues and staff were raffled off and a 50/50 draw for over $500.00 was handed out to one lucky winner.

District awards were handed out to special individuals that have showed outstanding dedication of Little League Baseball and Softball in our San Diego area. Be sure to thank them when you see them at the fields for all their hard work and dedication to the youth of San Diego. District 33 is proud to present the following awards to these outstanding volunteers in our local leagues for 2015. Dan Esqueda (Assistant District Administrator) had the honor of handing out this year's awards.

The District Service Award

These awards are given to individuals nominated by their league that has several years of outstanding service to their league as well as having impacted the District by serving the other leagues in some capacity, usually by being involved in tournaments or something district wide. The 2015 District Service Award recipients are...


Mike Bitter
San Carlos Little League


Chuck Cadwalader
Lake Murray Little League


Carol Hill
Chollas Lake Little League


Josie Thomas
Tierrasanta Little League

The Umpire of the Year Award & Umpire Service Award
These awards are given to an outstanding umpire who are recognized for his/her skills and dedication to umpiring for that year. Mark Beall (District Umpire Consultant) had the honor of handing out these awards. The 2015 Umpire of the Year & Umpire Service Award recipients are...


Jake Fenno
Allied Gardens Little League


Robinaire Ruiz
Allied Gardens Little League

The Spirit of Little League Coaches Award
This award is given to managers or coaches that demonstrate the double goal coaching that role models the spirit of Little League. The 2015 Spirit of Little League Coaches Award recipients are...


Jaime Paredes
Patriot League


Joe Mansfield
Mid City Little League


Jim Lozano
San Carlos Little League


Brent Baum
La Mesa National Little League

Scott Simmons Leadership Award
The criteria for the award is for someone that has impacted the local league, especially in bringing about compliance to Little League rules and regulations, has set a standard in regards to choosing managers and coaches with character, has demonstrated a willingness to address issues such as poor sportsmanship either among spectators, coaches, managers or players. To demonstrate courage and character in dealing with issues at the local league level. The 2015 Scott Simmons Award recipient is...


Mike Bitter
San Carlos Little League

The Jim Jones Award
This award is given to the outstanding volunteer in our District. It goes to someone that has showed commitment and sacrifice above and beyond. The 2015 Jim Jones Award recipient is...


Pete Gregorovic
La Mesa National Little League