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Gabe Salazar, known to many in the Maple Valley community as Dane, played for Maple Valley Pony in the Bronco league as well as for the MVP program.   It's easy to describe Dane as an exceptional baseball player, but he was so much more than that.  The moment Dane walked onto a field the expectation bar was immediately raised.  His work ethic challenged others to try harder and focus more, his quiet leadership was respected and followed.  Dane was a great teammate and respectful competitor.  If you happened to be coaching on the other side of the diamond from Dane, you found yourself hoping he wouldn't be used on the mound against you and when he was at bat, you'd move your outfield back.  Even at a young age Dane knew when to put the game face on and when to loosen up and have fun.   He was best known for a big, engaging and contagious smile and famously running around with a GSL banner as a cape after tournament championship wins!   Outside of the game Dane was the eldest of 4 siblings whom he loved and supported.   Dane passed too early on April 12th 2021.

In memory of Dane and the qualities he brought to the baseball field, his teammates, and his community we are happy to announce the Dane's MVP Scholarship fund.  This fund will be focused on, but not limited to, providing a scholarship for a full season to a deserving MVP player who represents the qualities Dane had.   Qualities such as hard working, great teammate, coachable and respective competitor.   Any donation made, big or small, will go towards the MVP program.




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