Shortly after opening day last Spring at the South Lake Little League Jamboree, nine-year-old Brody Strycharz suddenly passed away.
This year, on Saturday, September 22, the Strycharz family -Fran, Theresa, Tyler, and Kaylee -were recognized and played a part in a dedication to pay homage to Brody.
Brody Strycharz will forever be remembered for his quickness, risks taking, rallying his team when needed as well as his smile when he was getting ready to run, said League President Scott Nethero.
The team has proudly wore Brody’s number 9 across their chests and on their hats for each game. On their last game of the season, the team played as number 9. That game was the last game for number 9; as of 9/22/2018, the team is officially retiring the number 9 jersey from South Lake Little League in honor of Brody Strycharz.
His jersey and plaque will be on display in the South Lake Little League’s concession stand going forward. The Strycharz family said it was an honor to have Brody in the league and know his spirit is with the team in every game.
A Thank you to the League’s unsung heroes:
Coach Weaver: Mister Softee Strong
Coach Thomaselli: Texas Roadhouse
Coach Paradiso: Lake Construction
Coach Lynch: KBC4Less
Coach Lamb: Clermont Pediatric Dentistry
Coach Williams: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
Coach Crotty: Jowers Batteries
Coach Bryant: All-Pro Dent Removal
Coach Bonet: Orlando Dodge
Coach Ewing: Dahl Family Law Group
Coach Marshowsky: Clermont Roofing
Coach Lewis: Lake Construction
Coach Edwards: Flippers Pizzeria
Coach Burton: Clermont Mowers
Coach Crowder: Orlando Dodge
Coach Louderback: Modern Orthodontics
And the Little League Board
President – Scott Nethero
Vice President – Jason Lewis
Treasurer and Safety Officer – Tanya Lewis
Player Agent- Becky Evans
Secretary and Information Officer – Tina Robertson
Coaching Coordinator – Jeramy Louderback
Equipment Manager – Shanna Palenkus
Uniform Manager – Kassandra Wittwer
Concession Manager – Robert “Z” Zanella
And the umpires – Greg White, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Derek Whetstone.
Thank you for volunteering your time and efforts.