WHEREAS, on August 10, 2019, the Sunnyside Little League Major Division Baseball Team put up a relentless fight in the Western Regionals where they made it to the championship game and eventually fell short to Hawaii;
, this run for the championship capped off a very successful 11-2 season, went 4-0 in the District 12 Tournament, and 4-0 in the Arizona State Tournament. The season included perfectly pitched games, 2 grand slams, incredible plays that aided the team and their journey to the championship, and represented Pima County well; and
, under the talented leadership of coaches Ernest Moraga, Francisco Rivero, Cristobal Lorta, this championship team bonded together over a common passion of baseball which was further magnified at concentrated practices, games and related team outings that were jointly undertaken with the supportive spirit and full cooperation of all teammates, coaches, family members, and the greater Pima County community; and
, throughout this entire championship baseball season the Sunnyside Little League team learned lifelong lessons about camaraderie, team pride, good sportsmanship, character, confidence, competence, respect, and community connectedness; and
, this exceptional experience will serve to shape these championship athletes in positive ways which will remain with them for the rest of their lives on and off the field, and which will accompany them long after middle school as they move forward to attain similar success in high school, college, and in their future professional careers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
, that the Pima County Board of Supervisors, in keeping with an honored tradition of recognizing similar significant team and personal accomplishments, hereby proclaims Monday, August 19, 2019, to be:
"SUNNYSIDE LITTLE LEAGUE - 2019 MAJOR DIVISION BASEBALL DAY"
and urges all citizens of Pima County to join in applauding this team for their success and achievements.