Beverly Newsome, from Monroe, has been involved in Little League® for 47 years and has held just about every position at the local league level, from working the concession stand while both her son and daughter were playing to even serving as League President.
In 1990, Mrs. Newsome saw the opportunity to implement the Little League Challenger Division® in the state of Washington, starting with just two teams in District 8 (North Bothell area). Since then, Mrs. Newsome has been actively contributing to the success of those programs and her district has since grown to six teams. After holding numerous volunteer positions within the Little League program, Mrs. Newsome now serves as an Assistant District Administrator (A.D.A.) for the Little League Challenger Division in District 8.
Because of her commitment to Little League and the Little League Challenger Division over the last 28 years, Little League International is proud to name Mrs. Newsome as the 2018 Little League Challenger Award recipient.
With four generations of Little Leaguers in her family, including her great-grandchildren who continue to play today, Mrs. Newsome is well-aware of the efforts that go into any Little League season and the importance of volunteerism.
“I volunteer for the kids,” said Mrs. Newsome. “Seeing the smiles and excitement on the players’ faces and knowing that they are so happy to be able to participate in their sport and have a meaningful experience in the Little League program is what it’s all about.”