Friday, August 19, 2016

Tomball, Texas, Volunteer Nancy Newton Named 2016 Little League® Mom of the Year Award Winner

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Few things are more important to a child than to have loving and supporting parents. Blake Newton of Tomball (Texas) Little League feels his mother Nancy goes above and beyond the call of duty, so much so that he nominated her for the 2016 Little League Mom of the Year Award. Mrs. Newton will be recognized at an on-field ceremony prior to the 8 p.m. game on Friday, Aug. 19 at the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series.

“My mom is amazing!,” said Blake in his nomination letter. “Somehow she does all the ball park stuff plus all the stuff at home, like make dinner, do laundry, clean the house, takes care of me and my brother and two sisters, goes to their events, and works!”

Mrs. Newton serves as Tomball Little League President, and has been a member of the board since 2007. She is involved in everything from raising money for upgrades to the local parks, to picking up trash and fixing signs at the end of the day, to even stepping in and volunteering as an umpire when needed.

“Behind every Little Leaguer is a parent or guardian who is making sure rides to practices and games are taken care of, snacks are provided, and support is offered,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “The Mom of the Year award shines a spotlight on the millions of parents out there dedicating their time and support to make sure their children have fun, meaningful Little League experiences. Mrs. Newton, as League President, takes that commitment the next level, and is actively working to ensure that not only her son, but all the children and families in her league, have that experience. We’re honored to recognize her with the 2016 Little League Mom of the Year Award.”

When she’s not at the Little League fields, Mrs. Newton works as a real estate agent, but sees her role with Little League as her full-time job, saying, “real estate is my hobby and Little League is my passion.”

Mrs. Newton has been involved in Little League since her children started playing all the way back in 2001. She says that the most rewarding part of the Little League experience is watching and enjoying the lifelong relationships that develop on and off the field.

“My biggest goal is leaving Little League better than I found it,” said Mrs. Newton. “I love being out at the park, watching the kids with the big smiles on their faces and doing something they enjoy with their friends.”

Since 1991, the Mom of the Year Award has honored the constant support and tireless effort of mothers in Little Leagues across the country who make the experience so worthwhile, both for their children and for others.

“It was a huge surprise,” said Mrs. Newton about learning she would be receiving the award. “I feel very blessed and honored.”

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