Congratulations to Babe Ruth League International Board Chairman James Wagoner for being named Arkansas Area Council Volunteer of the Year. Wagoner has served as a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs for the past 36 years. He is pictured here with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Vice-President Kristina Jones. (Photo courtesy of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Boys and Girls Club)
Midwest Plains Babe Ruth
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Please Welcome Darin Krueger, new Midwest Plains Regional Secretary
Darin Krueger of Williston, ND has been appointed as the new secretary of the Midwest Plains Region. Krueger is currently the executive director of the Williston Parks and Recreation District and has been very involved in the Babe Ruth League, Inc. program. Krueger is currently the North Dakota 16-18 assistant commissioner. He has also served on the local committee in Williston as well as a task force member for numerous district, state and regional tournaments. He has also been very involved in bringing two Babe Ruth World Series events to Williston in 2013 and 2016. Darin and his wife Amy have been married for 10 years and enjoys the companionship of an eight-year-old chocolate lab named Mulligan. Krueger enjoys playing softball, and manages and team that won national tournaments a year ago. He also enjoys golf, officiating high school basketball, baseball, fast pitch softball and college softball. Prior to moving to North Dakota in 2006, Krueger lived in Colorado where he worked for the Denver Broncos Football Club from 2003-2006, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District from 2001-2003 and Highlands Ranch Community Association from 1998-2001. The Midwest Plains Babe Ruth Leagues would like to welcome Krueger as the new Midwest Plains Regional Secretary.
March 2015 Diamond Legacy Newsletter
Almost 65 years ago, ten men who believed that the future of their community depended upon the proper development of the young people, met at the historic Yardville Hotel in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, for the purpose of developing a baseball program for young men between the ages of 13 and 15. Baseball Ruth Baseball has increased steadily from its first 10-team league to its present combined size of over one millions players and over 1.9 million volunteers.
Babe Ruth League, Inc. would make the baseball immortal for whom the program is named very proud. Youth always had a special place reserved in The Babe's heart.
Babe Ruth League holds a special place in many hearts, and I am extremely grateful for the continued support of our volunteers, alumni and friends. I began volunteering in 1962 and four decades later, I am still as excited about the milestones and achievements we have reached for our participants as the day I first started. Helping to shape a child's life can be priceless and that has always been the #1 goal of Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Babe Ruth League has worked hard to provide programs and services that enhance the lives of youth. This is why I feel strongly about the many opportunities for the Alumni to partner with them to advance the general welfare of the program.
If you are already a member of the Alumni, we are so thankful for your support and welcome your feedback on how we can make your membership more valuable to you and the Alumni Association. If you are not a member, please join to enter a new phase of support for everything Babe Ruth that will far extend the years you spend as a player and/or volunteer. Membership is FREE!
By joining the Alumni Association, you will provide that significant boost to BRL's reputation as a leader in youth baseball and softball.
On behalf of the participants who already benefit from your time and resources, I salute you. Together we will be able to given an even greater number of young athletes the opportunity to become Babe Ruth League success stories.
In the meanwhile, please enjoy the March 2015 issue of DIAMOND LEGACY by clicking here.
The spring regional meeting will take place April 10-12 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. The board meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. The 2015 regional tournament hosts will give status reports and hand out Player information/Host Family Books to each participating state. This is always a fun meeting as we have many guests which leads to many super discussions. The oportunity to network with officials from other states is a positive experence. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. We look forward to meeting you.
Address: 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
2015 12U Babe Ruth Softball Regional Tournament
Jul 15 2015 1:00PM
Mineral Area, MO
The 12U Babe Ruth Softball Regional Tournament will be held in Mineral Area, MO. The tournament starts on July 15 with the Championship game on July 19.
2015 16U Babe Ruth Softball Regional Tournament
Jul 15 2015 1:00PM
The 16U Babe Ruth Softball Regional Tournament will be held in Wellington, KS this year. The tournament is slated to begin on July 15.