On Sept. 12, 2016, Wexford Agincourt Baseball League President Darryl Harding was presented with the 2016 Roberto Clemente Seat 21 Award by The Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball.
The award is presented to enhance Roberto Clemente Day and celebrate Clemente’s enduring legacy in 2016. Major League Baseball worked with the 30 Clubs to establish SEAT 21. SEAT 21 will be a designated seat in each ballpark on Roberto Clemente Day (or alternate home game for Clubs on the road) dedicated to a well-known or local hero originally from the community who will be recognized in addition to the Club Clemente Award nominee. Recognizing individuals who embody the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente is a natural extension of the current honour bestowed upon players each year and gives MLB and the Clubs the opportunity to further extend the message of service and commitment.
The Toronto Blue Jays recognized the efforts of Darryl Harding as their SEAT 21 Award recipient. Darryl is the President of Wexford Agincourt Baseball Association as well as an active volunteer with Jays Care Foundation’s Rookie League program. He on average each year volunteers more than 1,200 hours on the field for marginalized children and youth. Darryl has also championed a girl’s only baseball division in Wexford that includes spots for female participants of the Rookie League program