Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners

Lew Williams, a former standout Bradley and semi-pro baseball player who has served for 40 years as secretary-statistician of the Sunday Morning League, has won the 1984 Neve Harms Meritorious Service to Sports Award of the Peoria Ad Club.

Williams will receive his award at the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet set for Feb. 16 at the Continental Regency Hotel. The award is given annually to a Tri-County sports figure who has toiled for many years at a particular task without compensation.

He has serviced the league for 54 years as player, manager and officer, putting in countless hours supervising the league's scorekeeping and keeping complete batting and pitching records of every player throughout the season.

He also handles all advance publicity for the league and is the league's contact man for all local media.

Williams is a physical science technician at the Northern Regional Research Center.