Youth Sports

Be honored for academics, sportsmanship at Miami Marlins game

Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich and lovable mascot Billy the Marlin congratulate some of last season’s honorees before a game at Marlins Park.
Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich and lovable mascot Billy the Marlin congratulate some of last season’s honorees before a game at Marlins Park. Photo By Jim Varsallone

In an effort to recognize deserving South Florida youth baseball and softball players for doing well in school and displaying sportsmanship on the diamond, the Miami Marlins have once again partnered with The Miami Herald to co-sponsor the Team Player spotlight on the Sunday Youth Sports pages in the Neighbors section of The Miami Herald in print and online.

Youth league coaches, team representatives, teachers, friends or family members can nominate youth baseball or softball players, who display sportsmanship and good grades or academic improvements. Eligible nominees are from the recreational in-house league, travel league or school league (elementary school or middle school aged) from any season of the year.

Honored players – selected by random drawing – will be invited to a Marlins game where they will receive a certificate of achievement and a Marlins item during a recognition ceremony at Marlins Park.

To nominate someone, e-mail Miami Herald Youth Sports Editor Jim Varsallone at

jvarsallone@miamiherald.com or call 305-376-3621.

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