Tim Hughes Elected Chairman of Little League International Board of Directors
Tim Hughes of Williamsport, Pa., was elected
chairman of the Little League International Board of
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 12, 2004) – Stephen D. Keener, president and
chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball
announced today that Timothy J. Hughes of Williamsport, Pa., was
elected chairman of the Little League International Board of
A member of the Little League International Board of Directors for
eight years, Mr. Hughes has served as chairman-elect since 2001. He
succeeds W. Dwight Raiford of Harlem, N.Y., who will remain on the
board of directors.
“Tim has served Little League in several capacities for many years and
done so with great vigor and respect for the program,” said Mr.
Keener. “Through his guidance and leadership as chairman, the Little
League Board of Directors has a resource rich in knowledge, and
dedication to the future direction of our program.”
Mr. Hughes has acted as speaker of the Little League International
Congress on five occasions, and held the positions of assistant
director of the Eastern Region, Little League International public
relations director, and assistant to the president and vice president
of operations. He has been director of international congresses in
Tampa, Fla., and Anaheim, Calif. Mr. Hughes, and his wife Chris, have
one son, and are the former owners of Hughes’ Rare and Early
Newspapers in Williamsport.
Mr. Hughes is the first chairman of the Little League International
Board of Directors to have graduated from Little League. As a boy, he
played in the Little Mountaineer Little League in South Williamsport.
“Living in Williamsport, and being a part of Little League for several
years, has given me an appreciation of the program’s roots,” said Mr.
Hughes. “My experience has allowed me to understand the unique place
Little League has in the lives of millions of children and volunteers
world-wide. As chairman, I welcome the responsibility of helping to
continue moving the program forward.”
At the meeting, nine new members of the board of directors were
elected. They are: James Ada of Saipan, the Commonwealth of Northern
Mariana Islands (District 1); Frank Bergfield of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
(District 1); Danny Cavallo of Syracuse, N.Y. (District 8); Jim Chavez
of Auburn, Wash. (District 10); Val Domingue, Jr. of Lafayette, La.
(District 1); Bob Gibson of Dunedin, Fla. (District 12); James Joseph
of Burlington, Wis. (District 1); Felix M. Rivera of Arroyo, Puerto
Rico (District 13), and Marc St. Pierre of Quebec, Ontario, Canada
The nine new members were nominated by their fellow district
administrators at the Little League International Congress in Virginia
Beach, Va., last April.
Also at the meeting, the board heard presentations on Little League
International’s newly created league development department and
electronic newsletter. The league development department will take a
more pro-active approach to inquiries from potential new leagues. The
“Little Leaguer E-Newsletter” will be sent electronically to more than
250,000 adult volunteers and players each month.
Little League Baseball, founded in 1939, is the world’s largest
organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.7 million participants
and 1 million volunteers in all 50 U.S. states and 66 other countries.
The Little League International Board of Directors, a volunteer board,
is responsible for the management of the property and affairs of