Reston Little League Leader’s Scholarship Awardees pictured left to right: Jack Thompson, Nick Gryski, Josh Meade, Shea Huntington, Aiden O’Donovan, Braden Huebsch, Vikrant Magadi, and Sully Gholson with Sean Dooley of The Wise Investor Group in Reston.
Sean Dooley, director at The Wise Investor Group at RW Baird in Reston, presented Leadership Awards to deserving players who are entering their final season of baseball in Reston Little League, as well as RLL alumni who have chosen to continue teaching the game as youth umpires. During ceremonies held in conjunction with the annual Little League Parade at Reston Town Center, each awardee was honored with an award certificate that cited their “sportsmanship during past seasons, their potential for continued leadership development as they graduate on to new teams and schools, and their love of the game.” In addition, each awardee received a Scholarship Award for Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) leadership training. Players have as many as 15 seasons of experience playing baseball in Reston Little League, starting at age 4.
Awardees are: Jack Thompson (Athletics), Aiden O’Donovan (Phillies), Josh Meade (Yankees), Sully Gholson (Nationals), Vikrant Magadi (Rays), Shea Huntington (Pirates), Nick Gryski (Red Sox), Braden Huebsch (Mets), Owen Walker (Umpire), and Kyle Sather (Umpire).
Dooley said he is “proud that these young men represent Reston Little League in our community, and it is fitting to recognize our youth leaders as they prepare to graduate from our program and move on to bigger and better things. We hope the training they have received from RLL will help them on the field, in their schools, and in their community.” Jason Walker, President of RLL, agreed that the awards are a perfect fit with RLL’s objective of “implanting firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.”
Reston Little League has spring and fall seasons, with over 700 hundred players age 4-12 starting play on local fields beginning this week. Visit https://www.insports.net/restonlittleleague for more information and to learn how you can play!