Rob Chalfant, of Bentonville, Arkansas, has been named the Babe Ruth Softball Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Selected from over one million volunteers throughout the United
States and Canada, Chalfant was chosen to receive this prestigious award due to his outstanding contributions to the Babe Ruth Softball program and the youth it represents.
“The millions of men and women who give of their time and resources so that children throughout our nation can have the very best educational, sports experience possible are the core of this organization,” said BRL President/CEO Steven Tellefsen. “The Babe Ruth Softball Volunteer of the Year is the highest award given in Babe Ruth Softball. Rob Chalfant has made a substantial commitment to volunteering and improving the Babe Ruth Softball program. He works very hard to ensure the participants and their families have a fun and memorable experience.”
Rob started in the Babe Ruth League program 15 years ago and currently serves as the Northern Arkansas Babe Ruth Softball State Commissioner, Northern Arkansas District 4 and 5 Commissioner for Babe Ruth Baseball, and as a coach for his grandson. Before his grandson, Rob coached his son from the ages of five through 18. In addition, Rob serves as a Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament Director.
Those who know Rob, know his love of the games of softball and baseball and his willingness to do whatever is needed so that every child with a
desire to play softball or baseball be afforded that opportunity.
“I am really humbled by this honor and feel I should share this award with all of the other great volunteers in Northern Arkansas,” said Rob. “We are all in it for the kids and to make sure they have the best experience possible.”
Rob Chalfont was recognized at the recent Southwest Regional Meeting. BRL President/CEO, Steven Tellefsen, officially presented him with the 2014 Babe Ruth Softball Volunteer of the Year Award.