Plattsburgh’s “Most Dedicated” Youngsters Receive Awards

081814 - Most Dedicated Player 01 - THUMBSeveral participants in the Town of Plattsburgh’s Summer Youth Baseball and Softball program are recognized for their outstanding commitment and sportsmanship during the season.. Erin Pangborn is The Town’s Recreation Program Coordinator… “These players are leaders by their example and that is why the recreation department recognizes them for their dedication to the sport through the summer.” She said, “We have more than 1,000 participants in the combined Softball, Baseball and Soccer programs through the summer, and it’s always great to recognize these kids for their leadership and their dedication to the program.”

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The board room at the Plattsburgh Town offices were filled with parents, and families, including brothers and sisters.. including Tina, who is one of the recipients older sisters.. Justin Bedard is one of the recipients of the award. We caught up with Justin and his sister along with their family just before the ceremony.. Tina is an umpire for the softball league and a referee for the soccer leagues. The Town of Plattsburgh board room is a long and kind of thin board room with the councilors at one end and then there’s like 10 or 15 feet of space between the board members and the audience which on Monday evening, had taken up every chair in the room for this event.. Daniel Squire is a mother of one of the recipients, Olivia, We asked her to give us a feel for the recreation department’s programs.. “They’re great and my kids are in just about everything from Softball to Soccer and the fun runs, it’s good for them to be in the program and I’m glad the town offers them.”

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Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett congratulated all of the winners and continued by saying they’re proud of the time and effort that goes into supporting these youngsters.. From the Parents to the Coaches… Bassett says there are 19 volunteer soccer coaches for example.. “The activities the town offers helps to keep children healthy, teaches them how to be a team player and he says it’s not just for the younger kids in the town.”  081814 - Most Dedicated Player 03

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