Monday, February 7, 2011

MPTLL Featured at Hot Stove Dinner

Myers Park Trinity played a prominent role at the 4th annual Hot Stove League Awards Dinner on Saturday night at CBC. The highlight of the evening for the MP folks was Zan Copeland being posthumously honored with the Contributions to Youth Baseball Award for his 42 years of dedicated service to our league.

New Trinity manager, Bill Flye, received the award on behalf of Zan, and gave an outstanding acceptance speech. He said of Zan: "Most importantly, he taught his players life lessons through the game of baseball, and every kid learned many things in addition to the game." Bill urged the coaches among the 600 attendees to "make an effort to reach a kid and make an impact on his life. That's what Zan would want you to do, and that's what he did do for 42 years."

Our 2010 11-12-Year-Old All-Star team was presented as a finalist for Youth Team of the Year, but was not chosen as the award winner. The SouthPark 10-Year-Old All-Star team took home the hardware instead, and was called up to accept their award. Unfortunately the crowd therefore missed out on my own shorter, but more entertaining acceptance speech. Oh well - we had plenty of fun, and this night provided some good exposure for MP.

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