Warren Coalition accepts nominations for Larry M. Funk Award

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The Warren Coalition is now accepting nominations for the Larry M. Funk Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to Children.

The award was established last year to recognize an individual who has shown dedication and service to the children of Warren County.

The award is open to anyone who serves children in any way, but if working with children is their profession, the nominator must express how they go above and beyond.

Nominators are asked to cite specific examples and list five outstanding qualities of the nominee.

Nominations can be made through a form found here.

All nominations must be entered by May 26, 2023 to be considered.

The selected recipient will receive $500 cash and a plaque at the Warren Coalition’s Annual Membership Luncheon in late July.

Roger Smelser was last year’s recipient thanks to his dedication to Front Royal Little League.

Larry M. Funk was a member of the Warren Coalition for over 20 years and served the community as the Warren County Sheriff’s Office DARE instructor for 27 years among many other ways.

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Sports: Monday, April 17, 2023

FRLL Action Tonight On 1450, Nats Rally To Beat Guardians, O’s Double Up Chisox

Listen to Joey Meneses’ game-winner and 2 great catches in the 9th as the Nats come from behind to beat Cleveland. Highlights courtesy of the Nationals’ Radio Network…

Sports: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

LL Coverage Tonight On 1450, Nats Get The Curly “W” In LA, Caps Down Isles


Jeimer Candelario ties the game with a clutch 2-out single in the Nats’ 6-4 win against the Angels. Courtesy of the Nationals Radio Network…


Dylan Strome gets the Caps off to a fast start in their 5-2 win over the Islanders last night. John Walton on the call, thanks to the Capitals Radio Network





FRLL Baseball Fundamentals Clinic

Front Royal Little League will be offering a fundamentals clinic at the new Arena Sports & Event Center

at 19959 Fort Valley Road in Strasburg Virginia.

There will be 2 different 4-week sessions for children ages 7-13. Each session will only allow for 30 children per

group. The ages for the first group are 7-9 and the second will be 10-13.

The events will start Wednesday January 4th through January 25th for the younger group,

times will be 5pm – 6:30pm.  For children ages 10-13 the events will start Tuesday January 3rd through January 24th

from 7pm-9pm.

The next groups will start on January 31st and February 1st, 2023.

The cost for the sessions is 50 dollars per child, signups are required and only the first 30 children will be registered.

To sign up call Charlene Thomas at 703-409-5654, You must be registered before going to the arena.


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Roger Smelser receives Larry M. Funk Award

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The Warren Coalition awarded the Larry M. Funk Award for Outstanding Service to Children in Warren County to Roger Smelser.

This is a new award honoring the former Vice President and President of the organization who also served as the DARE instructor for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Roger Smelser was honored for his work with Front Royal Little League as a coach, manager, and president for over 30 years.

Nearly a third of nominations for the award named Smelser.

They brought up his commitment to the children in his league and passion for volunteer service.

He was also an instrumental part in bringing Little League Baseball back to the WFTR airwaves.

He received an engraved crystal award and $500 cash.

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FRLL fundraising for All Star tournament

Front Royal Little League’s Senior All Stars are having fundraisers around town today to raise money for their All Star tournament in Castlewood, Virginia on July 8th.

Starting at 8 am, they will have a bake sale set up at the Front Royal Flea Market.

Then at 10 am, they will have a car wash at Advanced Auto Parts and begin collecting donations at Wal-Mart.

All proceeds go towards the team’s expenses so any bit helps to keep these boys playing.

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Little League Night at the Bing

The Front Royal Cardinals are hosting Little League Night this evening at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Gate open at 5:30 with activities and vendors ready to roll until first pitch at 7 pm.

Admission is free thanks to Green to Ground Electrical Services and is a great way to support the Cardinals and Front Royal Little League.

Little Leaguers are encouraged to wear their uniforms and will get to run on the field with the players before the game.

The Cardinals enter the game with a 5-6 record on the season and face the Woodstock River Bandits who are off to a decent start at 8-5.

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