Long time Palo Alto Little League coach and volunteer Shawn Owen received the 2021 Perry-Yonamine award granted by the San Francisco 49ers. The award is given to a youth sports leader who exemplifies the spirit of former 49ers players Joe Perry and Wally Yonamine, two individuals who demonstrated the power of unity to make a difference on the field and in the community. The selection committee evaluates nominees based on the criteria of fairness, excellence, impact, and inclusion. The award comes with a cash grant that is contributed to Palo Alto Little League. Congratulations to Coach Shawn!