NABF is a nonprofit organization hosting regional and national Championship tournaments held coast to coast.
These tournaments range in age divisions from 9 & Under through Unlimited.
At the 2017 National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors and NABF Franchise Member Representatives in attendance voted unanimously to name the ALS Association as the official charity partner of the NABF. The NABF is now officially partnered with the ALS Association in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), and in spreading knowledge and awareness of the disease as well.
The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease on every front: supporting cutting-edge research, enhancing access to clinical care, and promoting better public policies. Their nationwide network of chapters comprises one team with a single mission: to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people with ALS.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis.
Visit ALSA.org to learn more about the tremendous work being done throughout the Association and to make a donation in honor of the NABF/ALS Association Charity Partnership.
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Robert L. Frank
September 5, 1953-October 8, 2019
NABF Past President (1990)
Richard "Rich" Russell Crumback
April 26, 1929 - April 28, 2019
NABF Past President (2003-2004)
Thomas L. "Tom" Stout
November 8, 1936 - December 27, 2018
NABF Past President (2013-2014)
2019 NABF Scholarship Award Winners
Joseph Toth of the Diamond League, attending Adrian College
Luke Chappie of the Southwest Ohio League, attending Wilmington College
Matthew McGrath of the Diamond League, attending Walsh University
Matthew McGrath is currently studying Biology. He has both post-graduate and post-doctoral plans to ultimately become an orthodontist, and someday own his own orthodontic practice.
Diamond League President John Mengelkamp presenting Matthew McGrath with his scholarship award
Luke Chappie is currently working hard in college towards a degree in Sports Management.
Southwest Ohio League President Jerry Salyers presenting Luke Chappie with his scholarship award
Joseph Toth is currently double majoring in Biology and Environmental Science, and ultimately hopes to have a career with a conservation agency.
Diamond League President John Mengelkamp presenting Joe Toth with his scholarship award
(L-R) Diamond League President John Mengelkamp, Matthew McGrath, Joe Toth, Ohio Longhorns Coach Aaron DeBord
NABF 106th ANNUAL MEETING 2020
The 106th Annual Meeting of the National Amateur Baseball Federation, hosted by the Youngstown Class AA Baseball League, will be held Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th, 2020 in Youngstown, Ohio.
The Board of Directors’ meeting will be held the morning of Saturday, November 14th. The meeting for all NABF franchise member Delegates will be held the morning of Saturday, November 15th, immediately followed by a luncheon and awards presentation in the afternoon.
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