2016 District, Section and Division All Stars
It is that time of the year. We have been blessed as we are not just hosting the Intermediate and Junior Section 1 Tournament we are hosting the Intermediate and Junior Division 3 North Sub Division Tournament. But it does not end their, District 63 is hosting the So Cal "State" Tournament Champion Ship Game. Sweet.
One of our umpires has been bestowed a huge honor. We all know that Dave Crooks was a charter member of the Carpinteria Little League in 1996. Since then he has umpired over 1000 baseball games, served as President, coach, groundskeeper, snack bar host, public relations and protector. By a unanimous vote of the Carpinteria City Council, they changed the name of the baseball field where Carpinteria Little League plays their games from El Carro Park to the David J. Crooks Field. This is a well-deserved honor and Dave is an inspiration to all of his fellow Umpire Brothers.
Congratulations are in order. David Harrison of Saticoy Little League was selected to umpire in the 2016 Little League Western Regional at San Bernadino. In addition, Dave Crooks of Capinteria Little League was selcted to umpire in the Big League Western Regional in Everett Washington. Additionally, Bill Berger was selected to umpire in the 2016 Little League European, Middle East and Africa Regional in Kutno Poland. Well done and well deserved.
In Memory of Bill Chavez
One of our fellow umpires, Bill Chavez passed away on the morning of 17 November, 2014. Many of you know that he has been valiantly battling cancer for the last year and has earned his eternal rest from his suffering. I ask that we all keep him in our thoughts and prayers and say a word of praise so he hears our voice. We valued his gift of time and energy through many years of Little League involvement for Saticoy. We were honored to welcome him onto the D63 staff and I know your warm reception and praise meant a lot to him last August. Let us keep him with us as we enter the New Year and work hard to maintain the professional approach to working hard every game and keep in mind the young ball players we all serve. Thank you Bill for being part of this great brotherhood and servicel.
President, District 63 Umpire Association