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Spotsylvania Little League Umpire-in-Chief Honored

By Susan Larson

Spotsylvania County Little League (SCLL) Umpire-in-Chief Brian Wolfe has had a summer of honors.

Just prior to the Little League Southeast Regional Championship game August 9 in Warner Robbins, Ga., Wolfe was presented the Southeastern Region Golden Mask Award for outstanding work as an umpire and volunteer.  He was also chosen to throw the first pitch for the championship game.

In July, Wolfe was selected by Little League International to umpire the 2014 Southeast Region Little League Softball Tournament, also in Warner Robbins, Ga.  While there, he was selected as plate umpire for the championship game.

Brian Wolfe (blue shirt) receives the Southeastern Region Golden Mask Award for outstanding work as an umpire and volunteer. Photo courtesy of SCLL.

Wolfe has volunteered as an umpire with Spotsylvania County Little League since 2008.  “I was asked one weekend by the then Umpire-in-Chief to help at my son’s game by being a base umpire,” Wolfe said.  “After that, I did a few more games and grew to really like umpiring.”  He soon received training for the volunteer role.

“We are very proud of Brian’s accomplishments,” said Phillip W. Blake, president of
Spotsylvania County Little League. “The goal of our programs is to teach children life lessons on the field that they can apply to their lives off the field.  Brian exemplifies the principles of our organization through his hard work and dedication as an umpire, and in the way he serves our youth through Little League.  Adult role models are critical to the development of our youth and Brian continuously leads by example.”

Spotsylvania County Little League is the only baseball and softball league in the Fredericksburg area affiliated with Little League Baseball and Softball and the Little League World Series.  There are more than 900 players in the all-volunteer league’s baseball, softball and challenger divisions.

Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 of other countries. In 2014, Little League is celebrating its 75th Anniversary.

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