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Rory Wibberley Award

Rory Wibberley Award

 

Hermosa Beach Little League has a proud tradition of honoring one player and one volunteer each year with the Rory Wibberley Award for their excellence as role models in the areas of community service, teamwork, leadership, self-sacrifice and sponsorship.  

Rory was a local resident who played baseball and other sports.  He was a member of the Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Department who lead afterschool programs while coaching little league.  

Rory went on to college and almost graduated from SCI-Arc University at the time of his death.  He was 21 years old.

It has been said that the richness of Rory's character, not his batting average or free throw percentage, is what the community has come to honor and memorialize.  

 

 

Past Honorees of the Rory Wibberley Award

 

 

Year

Player

Adult

1981

Jimmy Buono

Dennis Lindsey

1982

Mike Paley

Buster Schwab

1983

Julie Doty

Tony Debellis

1984

Jeff Kobzeff

Joe Cascio

1985

Eric Wilber

Doug & Marsha Moore

1986

Derek & Keith Brewer

Pete Tucker

1987

Justin Fleming

Gordie Mahon

1988

Sara Stockman

Rob Dobbie

1989

Ian Simovich

J R Reviczky

1990

Bobby Cracknell

Arvin Collins

Susan Blaco

1991

Lars Ensberg

Kathy Dunbabin

1992

Philip Isaac

Steve Blaco

Paul Brede

1993

Kaelii Brede

Ken Libutti

Paul Brede

1994

Rusty Clark

Chris Alnes

1995

Alex Sabo

 

1996

Anthony Centanni

Linda Banas

1997

Sean-Patrick Burke

Christy Brown

1998

 

 

1999

 

 

2000

Lee Roberts

Dean Nota

2001

Kyle Berger

Dulin Erickson

Marsha Roberts

2002

Paul Valenzuela

Patrick Burke

2003

Collin Grant

D J Heath

2004

Ryan Kole

Steve Gazzaniga

2005

Sara Gazzaniga

Shauna Valenzuela

2006

Ryan Daly

Clint & Melissa Lau

2007

Jack Smet

Bo Webber

2008

Turner Conrad

Lael Stabler

2009

Wil Lauritson

Scott Manclark

2010

Richie O’Reilly

Nonie Frishette

Eric Conrad

2011

Joe Perlot

Michael Baer

2012

Domenic DeVico

Dickie O’Reilly

2013

Shota Kobayashi

Jenn Auville

2014 Zachary Gonzales Chris Bowsher
2015 Zoe Doll Greg Breen
2016 Calvin Hoffman Hilary Condren &
Dennis Doody