Bob Weedon (1945 – )

Sport: Slo-pitch
Position: Executive Member, Administrator, Official
Year of Induction: 2012

About

Bob has served as President of the Maple City Slo-Pitch League for the past 35 years during which time it has grown to 86 teams. He has volunteered endless hours to the game of slo-pitch in Chatham and Ontario. Locally he oversees the league, umpires, players, and coaches. He has overseen ongoing improvements to the diamonds, including upgrading the lighting and backstops and adding sprinkler systems. Bob has helped to develop, promote, and regulate slo-pitch in Chatham and Ontario.

Career Highlights
  • Beginning in 1977 – was President of Maple City Slo-Pitch League for over 40 years
  • Beginning in 1984 – was Executive Member of Slo-Pitch Ontario Association (SPOA) for over 30 years
  • Beginning in 1984 – umpired slo-pitch for over 30 years
  • 1997 – umpired in Ontario Special Olympics Summer Games
  • 1999 – invited to umpire at World Special Olympics Summer Games in Raleigh, N.C.
  • 1989-1993 – coached Senior Men’s (50+) Slo-Pitch team
  • 1993 – team came third in their division at the Canadian National Championships in and played in the Senior World Championship in Greensboro, NC
  • 1996-2000 – coached a team in Ladies Division of Maple City Slo-Pitch League
  • Beginning in 1991 – was Executive Member of Softball Ontario for over years
  • 1992-1997 – President of Slo-Pitch Ontario
  • Voting delegate of Softball Canada
  • Beginning in 1998 – Treasurer of Slo-Pitch Ontario Association for over 20 years

Awards & Recognitions

  • 1998 – received Appreciation Award from Maple City Slo-Pitch for over 20 years of service
  • 1999 – received Slo-pitch Ontario Association Appreciation Award for 15 years of service
  • 1999 – received certificate from Meritor Automotive for Community Participation
  • 1999 – inducted into Slo-Pitch Ontario Association Hall of Fame (Builder Category)
  • 2006 – received Sly Apps Special Achievement Award for contributions to amateur sport in Ontario

In addition, Bob refereed in Chatham Minor Hockey for many years and coached In Chatham Minor Baseball for three years. In his community he has served on the Centennial Clock Committee and the Municipal Alcohol Policy Committee for Chatham-Kent.

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