HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ…Barry Jordan of Sebago, Maine, has been elected to serve as the New England Regional Commissioner and a member of the International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Jordan has been involved with the Babe Ruth program for more than 25 years, serving in numerous positions. He began his affiliation as an umpire, working Maine District and State tournaments, New England Regional tournaments, and the Babe Ruth League World Series, many as Umpire-in-Chief.
While calling balls and strikes, Jordan also volunteered at the local league and state level, holding down positions such as a local league Board Member and District Commissioner for Babe Ruth Softball and Cal Ripken Baseball. He was elected Maine Cal Ripken Baseball State Commissioner in 1999 and Maine Babe Ruth Softball State Commissioner and New England Assistant Softball Regional Commissioner in 2005. He served in all three capacities until his recent election as New England Regional Commissioner/BRL Board Member.
In addition Jordan has been a member of many Babe Ruth World Series Task Forces. He was also responsible for designing, organizing and building a regulation Babe Ruth Baseball field for the town of Sebago in 1993. Since then, the field has been dedicated and named “Barry Jordan Field.”
Truly devoted to his community, Jordan was involved with the Sebago Rescue Department, serving as a Rescue Chief, Intermediate Emergency/Medical Technician and as Fire Chief.
Babe Ruth President/CEO Steve Tellefsen said, “Babe Ruth volunteer Board Members serve countless hours working to make sure our participants are provided with the very best educational, sports experience possible. They develop policies and ensure that all decisions made help our youth develop into successful and productive adults. We are proud to have Barry Jordan join our Board. His actions alone have taught many people, young and old, the value and importance of hard work, community pride, honor and integrity. His grass roots experience makes him a tremendous asset to the development and growth of the total program.”