My son has already accumulated some little league bling. Although this past summer was his first really “played hard and earned bronze” medal in baseball (first year in the “big” league following 3 years of “minor” league play!), he has earned himself a couple of karate belts, and received other participation medals and trophies along the way.
Although he hasn’t earned awards in everything he has tried, and we would not expect that he would, he loves remembering his team through the photos and years of playing sports, and these serve as good memories of such. I am sure the little league awards won’t be as important to him as he ages, but for now he is proud of everything he has displayed. It also makes me thankful he has had the opportunity to do so much. We’ve kept all his team shirts too, for the one day memory blanket we plan on having made – maybe five years down the road as I am nowhere near ready!