Larry Slade has been an unwavering and cherished member of the Van Nuys community, notably through his dedicated involvement with Sherman Oaks Little League (SOLL) at Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park. As a board member and later as the Vice President and Commissioner of Baseball from 2006 to 2011, Larry played a pivotal role in fostering a positive and supportive environment for youth sports. During his tenure, Larry facilitated the development of thousands of children who participated in the program, ensuring their well-being and character development remained at the forefront. Through safety clinics, instructional sessions, and rules clinics, SOLL, under Larry’s guidance, has consistently strived to provide an exceptional and competitive baseball program, embodying the values of respect, compassion, and community engagement. His contributions to SOLL reflect his deep commitment to enhancing the lives of youth and fostering a thriving and inclusive community in Van Nuys.