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3 Maui Teams Receive Sportsmanship Award for 2023
Sept. 1, 2023
Softball News Report
Three Maui teams received the top team award for the year: the 2023 Steve Simmons Memorial Sportsmanship Award:
- Sandlot a 40s Major team managed by John Rivera.
- Shootz, a 60 AAA team managed by Nic Poree.
- Fresh Poke 65, a 65 AAA team managed by Mark Daniels.
“This award represents all that is best in sports: spirited competition played with camaraderie with other teams on and off the field,” said Terry Hennessy, SSUSA chief executive officer. “These three Maui teams are an example not only to other teams, but for the people of Maui who will be rebuilding their lives.”
Arizona Scorpion 70s manager, Michael Adair, presented Warriors 70s of Hawaii with a certificate showing the Scorpions donated to several charities to help Maui fire victims.
“Our team and sponsor, Tom Petrizzio, donated 500 dollars to five foundations in the name of our first [Hawaiian] opponent, Warriors 70,” said Mr. Adair.
The 5 foundations, each receiving $100, were the Maui Mutual Aid Fund, Maui Rapid Response Support Fund, Maui Humane Society, Kako’o Maui Fund, and the Maui Food Bank.
The certificate was presented during on September, 18 after their first seeding game against each other, during session two at Desert Breeze Softball Complex in Las Vegas.