Sean Farawell Named Little League Central Region Assistant Director
Sean Farawell has been named the Assistant Director of Little League’s Central Region, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The Central Region office, the Reuben F. Glick Little League Center, is located in Indianapolis, Ind.
“During the interview process, Sean exhibited the skills needed to be successful in his position working with our volunteers in the Central Region,” Mr. Keener said. “The addition of his leadership and communication skills to the regional office should help us expand and improve programs while they look to grow participation in both the baseball and softball programs.”
Mr. Farawell, a West Long Branch, N.J., native, is a 2011 graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., where he earned his undergraduate degree in Recreation and Sport Management. As part of his academic requirements, Mr. Farawell was required to complete an internship, which he did with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. During his six months with the Nets, he worked in ticket sales in a number of different capacities, including working with special events and projects within the department.
A graduate of Shore Regional High School, Mr. Farawell, 22, also worked for seven months with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Single A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
In his new position with Little League, Mr. Farawell will assist Region Director Nina Johnson with the operation of the region headquarters. Some of those duties will include working with leagues throughout the region to enhance operations, developing and implementing training programs and the operation of tournaments, including the annual Central Region Little League Softball Tournament and the Midwest and Great Lakes Little League Baseball Tournaments.
“I am truly honored to have been appointed to this position by such a tremendous organization,” Mr. Farawell said. “Being partnered with a great staff in the Central Region and relying on my past experience and desire to learn, I plan to be a productive and successful member of the Little League family.”
The Reuben F. Glick Little League Center includes five Little League Division baseball fields, including Alfred Stokely Field and Shirley Ferguson Field, a regulation size baseball field and batting cages. The Center also includes a swimming pool, dormitories, cafeteria and other recreational activity areas. The Central Region Headquarters serves 13 states (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) and 413,805 Little League players who comprised 27,587 teams in 2011.
“Sean’s educational background and understanding of the sports industry will allow him to quickly become familiar with the Little League program,” Ms. Johnson said. “I look forward to working with him to strengthen Little League in the Central Region.”