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Volunteers Needed!

In 2013, Rye will be hosting the District Tournament for the State of New Hampshire Little League road to Pennsylvania.  We have been working together as a league to make general improvements to the field and we appreciate all that you have contributed both financially and with your time.  Once again, volunteers are needed with skills that can help us with a new snack shack. We hope to have the new building in place this fall. 
Help is needed in the following areas:

 Light construction, including but not limited to installing cabinets and countertops
 Plumbers to hook up a sink and water line
 Moving in all new items including but not limited to fridge, freezer, countertops, cabinets
Donations of the following items are needed:
Refrigerator, stand alone freezer, industrial coffee machine, and one or two microwaves
Please contact Paul Predaris at:
 if you can help in any way.
We really appreciate your talents to make this happen! Thank you. 

Rye Little League Volunteer Awards

In 2001, the Rye Little League Board of Directors created an award for outstanding volunteer service.  This award is presented to those dedicated individuals who have volunteered their time, efforts and abilities to the Rye Little League in such an outstanding fashion as to be worthy of lasting recognition and gratitude. John Sexton was the first recipient and it was named after him - the John Sexton Volunteer Award.  At that time, Mr. Sexton was honored for his 22 years of volunteer service.  He has never had a child in the league, yet he gives his time so readily.  

Congratulations to Shari Turner who won the John Sexton Volunteer Award in 2010!


Past Recipients of the Volunteer Award:

2009 - Christin Keehbler
2008 - Dianne Crisp
2007 - Nancy Gardella
2006 - Judy Esposito
2005 - Unknown
2004 - Unknown
2003 - Unknown
2002 - Brian Berry
2001- John Sexton

District II Volunteer Awards

Kathie Mickel Award

Also in 2009, John Sexton, Chief Umpire for Rye Little League, was presented with the Kathie Mickel Award during the District 2 11- and 12-year-old All Star tournament game between Portsmouth and Rye at Flash Jenness Field on July 3, 2009. The award was started in 2000 when Mickle, the President of Portsmouth American League, died of pancreatic cancer after serving the Portsmouth Little League baseball community with years of selfless dedication and volunteer work to keep the league functioning as well as possible. Each year the award honors an outstanding volunteer in District 2 baseball. This award was given to John from the State of New Hampshire and Little League District 2 for his tireless efforts volunteering his time over 30 years to the Rye Little League. During this time, John has been on the Rye Little League's Board of Directors, as well as serving as coach, manager, All Star coach and chief umpire. He also implemented the process to evaluate players for the major league. Thank you, John, for all your work on behalf of the children of Rye Little League. Read the complete story "Rye Umpire's Career Honored" from the Portsmouth Herald here. (PDF version)