The 2021 SYA Baseball Citizenship Award was presented to Andrew Zirk on June 3, 2021. This league award is presented annually to highlight and promote off-the-field community accomplishments by SYA Little League Baseball players. Andrew has participated in multiple SYA sports over the past nine years. He has worked on various projects in the region including food drives to help support local families and collecting charitable donations during the holiday season to help support those in need. Andrew leads by example and is a role model for his peers. Andrew enjoys mentoring younger players, his cousins, and his little brother. Congratulations to Andrew Zirk and the entire Zirk Family (pictured from left to right are Mother Genny Zirk, Andrew Zirk, and Father Walt Zirk). Not pictured and presenting the award is long-time Player Agent Regina Johnson.
The 2021 SYA Softball Citizenship Award was presented to Sarah Rupp on June 5, 2021. This league award is presented annually to highlight and promote off-the-field community accomplishments by SYA Little League Softball players. Sarah has participated in multiple SYA sports over the past nine years. She has participated in Girl Scouts earning her Bronze Award installing a lending library at Willow Springs Elementary School. She continues to serve her community by volunteering for several organizations including Volunteer Fairfax, Wreaths Across America, and A Place to Stand. While maintaining honor roll status at school, she also started her own landscaping business helping elderly neighbors and veterans and holds a part time job. Sarah leads by example and is a role model for her peers. Congratulations to Sarah Rupp and the entire Rupp Family (pictured from left to right are Grandmother Vivian Leach, Sarah Rupp, Father Ron Rupp, and Mother Heather Rupp).