State Rep. Tony Hwang (R-134) and Rep. Dave Rutigliano (R-123) celebrated the opening day of Trumbull Little League recently and presented a citation to the family of Jeffrey Blueweiss. Reps. Hwang and Rutigliano presented the citation to Lynn Blueweiss and recognized Jeff’s spirit of volunteerism and commitment to the Trumbull community.

“This is the ultimate celebration of youth and joy,” said Rep. Hwang. “Jeff dedicated his life to his family and community and I can see no more appropriate day to recognize him than on opening day of little league — a cause he dedicated so much of his time to. To see the faces of the children and how excited they were to start the season was an incredible sight and amazing testament to the resiliency and love of the parents and supporters of children in Trumbull.  Especially in light of the recent tragedies, baseball as a game serves as a reminder to value our precious moments of youth and joy.”

Jeffrey Blueweiss died of brain cancer in August.

“It is an honor to be part of opening day and to honor Jeff Blueweiss,” said Rep. Rutigliano.  “As a Trumbull Little League coach I got to know Jeff, who was involved for many years with the Trumbull Little League, first as a coach, then a member of the board and has served as the president for the past five years. He has set a great example for all those around him to live up to.”

Members of the Blueweiss family were in attendance to receive the citation presented by the Connecticut General Assembly. The ceremony, which took place at Unity Park, was attended by many teams, parents, and families.

“Today was about celebrating life and the beginning of a new season,” said Hwang. “Jeff was the definition of a family man and will be truly missed. But his legacy and example will live on through all the lives he touched.”