Little League Southeastern Region: Region News

Volunteer for the 2014 Region Tournaments



 Although the initial briefing has passed, any individual, returning or new can still apply to volunteer during this year's Southeastern Region Little League Baseball and Softball Tournaments in Warner Robins.

Volunteers can assist in up to eight different areas. These are concession stand, game operations, gift shop, grounds crew, parking, team meals, team hospitality and, usher. Individuals can also elect to work in multiple areas throughout the tournaments.

No minimum availability is needed. Volunteers can work as much or as little as they wish. The 2014 Little League Softball tournament begins July 23 with opening ceremonies and play runs from July 24-28. The Baseball tournament will have opening ceremonies August 1 and play begins August 2 and ends on the 8th.

To apply to be a volunteer, each individual must complete a volunteer application and return it to the Region office along with a copy of a government-issued ID. A background check will be performed once the application is received and if passed, the individual will be cleared to start assisting during the tournaments. Applications can be returned in person at the Region Headquarters located at 439 Snellgrove in Warner Robins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They may also be returned via fax to 478-987-7232 or by email to Matt Weber at mweber@LittleLeague.org.

Application can be completed and printed from the link below or picked up in person at the Region office.

2014 VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

For more information, you can click the link below or contact Matt by email or call the Region office at 478-987-7227.

2014 VOLUNTEER INFORMATION



9/10 and 10/11 Softball TOSC Information



Two leagues have requested to host a Tournament of State Champions Invitational for the 9/10 and 10/11 Softball tournament divisions for 2014.

9/10 Softball TOSC
Clarksville National Little League
Clarksville, TN
Begins July 25
 
10/11 Softball TOSC
Hedgesville Little League
Hedgesville, WV
Begins August 2


2014 Southeastern Region Tournament Umpires Announced



The Southeastern Region has finalized the list of umpires who will work the nine region tournaments this summer. Below are the individuals who have been selected. We congratulate these umpires on this accomplishment.  

 



All Nine Southeastern Region Tournament Sites Confirmed



The Southeastern Region is happy to announce that all nine sites for the 2014 Region Tournaments have been secured and confirmed. We welcome two new hosts, Safety Harbor Little League and Apopka Little League, and a third tournament to Ft. Myers American Little League. All the details are below and more information about the Region Tournaments is available on the SE tournament resources page.

BASEBALL  
Level Site  Host/District  Dates 
Little League Warner Robins, Ga.  SE Region HQ  Aug. 2-8
Intermediate  Apopka, Fla. District 23  July 18-22
Junior League  Greenville, S.C.  District 7  Aug. 1-6
Senior League  Safety Harbor, Fla.  District 12  Aug. 2-7
Big League  Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  District 21  July 11-18
SOFTBALL  
Level  Site  Host/District  Dates 
Little League  Warner Robins, Ga.  SE Region HQ  July 24-28 
Junior League  Ft. Myers, Fla.  District 9  July 26-30 
Senior League  Ft. Myers, Fla.  District 9  July 26-30
Big League  Ft. Myers, Fla.  District 9  July 26-30 



Southeastern Region World Series Umpires Announced



The umpires that will represent Little League's Southeastern Region in the nine World Series tournaments have been announced recently by the region office. 

These 20 volunteer umpires have all previously worked a region tournament and were selected during that tournament for a future World Series. We thank all of these individuals for their service and congratulate them on this significant achievement.

Little League Baseball  Intermediate (50/70) Baseball  Junior League Baseball 
Mike Yon - Florida 7  Kenneth Fits - Georgia 2   Larry Taylor, Sr. - Florida 18
Carlos Rodriquez, Jr. - Georgia 2   Gary Allmond - Virginia 9 Russell Tudor - Virginia 9 
 Robert Freeman - Tennessee 9    
Senior League Baseball  Big League Baseball  Little League Softball 
Sam Vanderwarker - Florida 2  Dominic Wright - Florida 6  Armando Sargent - Florida 10 
 Stephen Blue - Virginia 15  Darren Schubery - Virginia 10 Gary York - Georgia 7 
Junior League Softball  Senior League Softball  Big League Softball 
Danny Gill - Florida 4   Donald Guilford - Florida 22 William Joe Carson - Florida 5
David Volpe, Jr. - Florida 14  Kevin Waldrop - Tennessee 5 Darrell Ray Fannon - Virginia 13
   Don Harris - Virginia 15  

 

 



Region Honors District Administrators for Years of Service at International Congress



At the 26th Little League International Congress in Minneapolis, Minn. in early April, Little League and the Southeastern Region honored 43 current District Administrators throughout the eight-state region. These individuals were honored for various years of service, beginning with those who have served in the volunteer role for five years and up to one who has been a DA for 35 years. Thank you all of these individuals and all DAs across the region for their continued service and dedication. 

5 Years     10 Years   
Ricky Thornton, AL-4  Chris Cianciola, AL-8  Ron Covey, FL-1  John Tucker, FL-4 
Kim Davies, FL-3  Eric Pearson, FL-8/12  John Knapp, FL-7  Tese Willis, FL-18 
Larry Geiger, FL-11  Joe LeBlanc, FL-22  Ken Woodburn, FL-23  Jeff Colwell, GA-2 
Denise Sprenkle, FL-24  Beth Vanvranken, FL-26  Wayne Treadway, TN-4  Dwayne Tuggle, VA-2 
Don Retallick, FL-27    Fred Corbett, VA-12  LaMott Smith, VA-16 
    Hild Kilonsky, WV-8   
15 Years    20 Years   
Dewey Hudman, FL-17  Linda North, GA-4  David Viers, FL-19  Terry Giles, NC-4 
Bernard Ashley, GA-8  Bobby Douglas, TN-7  Jimmy Straley, VA-14  John Mitchell, Jr., VA-15 
    Paul Flanagan, WV-4  Donna Haynes, WV-5 
25 Years     35 Years   
Philip Winters, TN-5  Robert Huff, VA-11  Joe Cook, NC-7   
Donald Baker, VA-13       


Southeastern Region Mourns Loss of South Carolina DA Danny McFaddin

Little League's Southeastern Region is sad to announce the passing of South Carolina District 5 Administrator Danny McFaddin.

McFaddin, 52, had been the DA for district 5 since February 2004 when the district was first created, meaning he was the only DA for that district. He served as the recreation director for the Town of Kingstree and had previously coached baseball teams for the department as well. He was a dedicated member of Williamsburg Academy Booster Club. McFaddin was a Navy Seal, and a police officer with Cayce Public Safety, Greeleyville Police Department, Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Department and Kingstree Police Department.

McFaddin is survived by his son, Chase Owen; his daughter, Hope Leah; and two brothers, Fred B. (Eudene) and Wade (Lissa).

Memorials can be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Drawer 568, Kingstree, S.C. 29556.



Southeastern Region Umpire Alumni Association



Are you an umpire who has worked a Southern/Southeastern Baseball or Softball Region Tournament?

The Southeastern Region is organizing a Southeastern Region Umpire Alumni Association. The focus will be on recognizing and forming a brother and sisterhood of volunteer umpires who have worked in a Southeastern Region tournament. If you are a Southeastern Region tournament umpire, please complete this electronic application: Alumni Application.

More information to follow in the coming weeks and months. 



Larry Adams Receives First Golden Mask Award



Warner Robins, Ga. – Little League Baseball and Softball® volunteer umpire Larry Adams received the first Golden Mask Award prior to the Little League Baseball® Southeastern Region Tournament final Friday, August 9 at Little League Southeast Park in Warner Robins, Ga.

Adams, a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., received the award for his continued service to his local league, Carter County American Little League.

The Tennessee District 5 umpire has been a volunteer at Carter County American Little League for the past eight years. In addition to local league games, Adams has umpired both district and state-level tournaments. He was also selected as a volunteer umpire for the 2011 Southeastern Region Little League Softball tournament.

Over the past eight years Adams has been fully involved with league, not only as an umpire but as an active board member and volunteer. He has also recruited new umpires to the league and trained numerous umpires for the league. Included in this was creating a youth umpiring program for the league.

Adams was presented with a hand-crafted award that he can display at his home. A plaque, which will list each award winner, hangs at the Southeastern Region Headquarters for all to see and already includes Larry as the first honoree.

The yearly award was created by the Southeastern Region Headquarters as a way to honor one volunteer umpire from the eight states that make up the region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia). Nominations were accepted earlier in the year from league presidents and district administrators.

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