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2024 Dinner

Our annual District Awards Dinner was held on May 4th at the Handlery Hotel. Our theme for this year was "Gold & Glitter" and many dressed the part. A special "thank you" goes out to Sami Kern, Carol Hill, Nancy Hemmings and the rest of the District Staff who pinched hit for Angela Engquist, District Special Event Coordinator (who could not be in attendance due to a schedule conflict) for putting together another outstanding and memorable event.

We were honored to have Tim Hughes as our special guest speaker and his wife, Chris in attendance for our dinner this year. Tim has worked for Little League International in many roles since being hired in 1975.  He is currently serving on the Little League International Board of Directors. He was the Chairman of the 28th Little League International Congress that convened in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in June 2022. Thank you, Tim, for sharing some memorable stories on growing up just blocks away from the Little League Complex in Williamsport and working for the best youth sports organization in the world. 

Gifts cards were donated by leagues and were raffled off to lucky winning tickets and a 50/50 draw for $210.00 was handed out to one lucky winner, Simon Yee from North Park Little League.

Mark Beall, Assistant District Administrator had the honors of presenting the following 2024 awards to these outstanding volunteers in our local leagues. Not all award winners were present at the dinner, some photos were taken at various locations around District 33. Be sure to thank the award recipients when you see them at the fields for all their hard work and dedication to the youth of San Diego.


The District Service Award

These awards are given to individuals nominated by their league, who have several years of outstanding service to their league. They have also impacted the District by serving the other leagues in some capacity, usually by being involved in tournaments or something District wide. The District Service Award recipients are...

Andrea Ochoa
Serra Mesa Little League

Eric Shelly
Patriot League League

Jared Merrill
San Carlos Little League
Lisa McCully
Patriot League

Michelle Mosqueda
Mission Trails Little League

Sam & Amanda Shelhamer
Murphy Canyon Little League

The Umpire of the Year Award & Umpire Service Award

These awards are given to outstanding umpires who are recognized for his/her skills and dedication to umpiring for that year. The  Umpire of the Year & Umpire Service Award recipients are...

Umpire of The Year
Ken Saxer
Mid City Little League
Umpire Service AwardDenis McGee
Allied Gardens Little League

The Joe Schloss Memorial Coaches Award

This award is given to managers or coaches that demonstrate leadership in local leagues with Loyalty, Courage and Character. The Joe Schloss Memorial Coaches Award recipients are...

Eddie Pappani
La Mesa National Little League

John Goodman
Tierrasanta Little League

Chris Jerome
Allied Gardens Little League

Scott Simmons Leadership Award

The criteria for this award is for someone that has impacted the local league, especially in bringing about compliance to Little League rules and regulations. They have set a standard in regard to choosing managers and coaches with character, 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 Scott Simmons Award recipient is...


Jeff Staggs
Tierrasanta Little 


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 Jim Jones Award recipient is...

Mark Hopkins
North Park 
Little League