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.
2018 NABF Scholarship Award Winners
Pictured left to right: Ohio Longhorns Head Coach Jerry DeMarino, Jameson Campbell, Alec Jackson, Diamond League President John Mengelkamp, Kyle Dixon, Paul Liccardi, Coach Monte Morgan
"I am currently attending Washington & Jefferson College in PA where I am majoring in Chemistry and am taking the necessary pre requisites for dental school as well. I am also continuing my baseball career in college and am looking forward to playing a game I love and that has taught me so much for the next four years. Upon achieving my bachelor’s degree, I hope to either attend dental school or graduate school to further my Chemistry background for an eventual career in the sciences." - Alexander "Alec" Jackson
"I recently graduated from Riverside High School/Painesville Township, OH and am currently enrolled at Washington & Jefferson College/Washington, PA. I plan to major in Business with minors in both Entrepreneurship and Sports Management. I am also a member of the W&J Baseball Program. After graduation, I plan on moving to Colorado to open my own micro brewery/restaurant. I would also like to develop a sports training facility geared towards baseball." - Jameson Campbell
"In my attendance of the University of Akron, I aspire to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering. With that degree I will be able to acquire a career in the Engineering Field, where I hope to work with Lake Erie Electric of Akron, Ohio. After 5 years of study, I will be eligible to take my PE exam. In addition to my studies, I am working with a 9U team during the summer of 2019. I hope to continue coaching and influencing kids that love the game of baseball just as I have." - Paul Liccardi
Thomas L. “Tom” Stout, 82, of Altoona, passed away at his residence Thursday evening, December 27, 2018.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harold and Agnes (Becker) Stout.
Surviving are a daughter, Tracey Stout (companion, Phil DeHaas) of State College; a son, Thomas M. (Shelley) Stout of Horseheads, N.Y.; three granddaughters: Rachel Mauger, Michelle Stout and Alexis Stout; a grandson, Joshua Stout; Tom’s companion, Michele Sanders; and his former wife, Audrey (Wendle) Stout.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Stout.
Tom was a Sheet Metal Worker, employed by Folcarelli Sheet Metal, Local Sheet Metal Union 19 out of Philadelphia, retiring in 1998. Thomas was a member of Simpson Temple United Parish, Altoona.
He coached in the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation starting in the 1960 (Fifth Ward and Corporal Miller). He was Commissioner, Executive Director, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation. Tom was President of the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation from 1973 to 2018 and he was also Manager, Coach and played for the greater Altoona City League. He was the Director of the National Amateur Baseball Federation. Tom was named Man of the Year for the National Amateur Baseball Federation. He was President of the National Amateur Baseball Federation (2012-2013); he was on the Board of Directors AAABA; and Pittsburgh Pirates Associate Scout.
Tom coached basketball for Juniata Gap, Curtin and Ebner Schools. He also coached basketball for the YMCA Junior Church League. He was inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame for the Community Service Award.
He was a member of the Central Blair Recreation Commission; Blair County Recreation Commission; Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Advisory Committee; Altoona Planning Commission for 12 Years; Altoona Vacant Property Review Committee; Goodman Trust Committee; lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood; and the Bavarian Aid Society.
Tom enjoyed working and developing the Geesey Park Baseball Field and attending community events. He enjoyed rooting for the athletes in all sports especially at the Altoona Area High School and his passion was the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation. Tom was very proud of all his grandchildren and he was also passionate about the Kelley Federation; making sure every kid had an opportunity to play baseball. His time and generosity to the league knew no end.
Tom was the biggest ambassador for the City of Altoona and he spoke with pride in his hometown to everyone he met.
Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Simpson Temple United Church, Altoona, the Rev. Evelyn Madison officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation, P.O. Box 742, Altoona, PA 16603.