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
Robert Lawrence Frank, 66, of Denver, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Melvin G. and Lorraine D. (Shaheen) Frank. Surviving are: his sister, Barbara E. Frank, of Altoona; two uncles: Joseph Frank, Sr. of Altoona and Vincent Frank, Jr. (Millie) of Hollidaysburg; and numerous cousins.
He was a 1971 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and obtained a bachelors degree in marketing and retail from Penn State University.
He was an avid sports enthusiast of all sports with a special passion for baseball. He was a past president of the National Amateur Baseball Federation (1990), where he was also recognized as their “Man of the Year.”
Robert worked in marketing and advertising within the grocery industry and worked as a purchasing agent for Associated Wholesalers Inc. in Robesonia, PA. He also worked at the office of Unemployment Compensation, and recently retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as a case manager in Lancaster County.
Robert was a member of the Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ephrata, PA. He was a blessing to whoever crossed his path. His love for Jesus and his compassion and caring for his fellow man were his greatest attributes.
Richard "Rich" Russell Crumback
April 26, 1929 - April 28, 2019
Richard “Rich” Crumback turned 90 years of age on April 26, 2019. Having reached the ninth inning of his life, he passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 28, 2019, being reunited with his beloved wife Betty of 63 years. Rich was born and grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Godwin High School where he played basketball and baseball. After graduation, he proudly served his country in the army during the Korean War. Rich's lifelong career was in the automobile business where he started sweeping floors, and eventually became an auto dealer for over 50 years.
Baseball has always been one of Rich’s biggest passions. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. He coached and managed a Stan Musial team for decades. He also served the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) for over 30 years as a member of the Board of Directors, third through first Vice President, President of the organization from 2003-2004, and most recently as a State/Regional Director. Rich was recognized for his many years of dedication to amateur baseball in both the state of Indiana and throughout the United States. He was the only person to receive the Ronald E. McMinn Award of Merit twice, in 2002 and 2009.
While summers were spent at the baseball park, fall was spent gearing up for the annual hunting trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Rich was a proud parent and grandparent, instilling high standards and values. He always looked forward to family traditions and celebrations.
Rich is survived by his children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; cherished nephews, nieces, friends, and grand dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty in 2015, his parents, his sisters, and son-in-law.
Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The NABF Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 705, Bowie, MD 20718-0705. To share online condolences, go to www.harperfuneralhome.com.
Richard Crumback, standing to the right of Charles Blackburn, receiving the President’s Award at the NABF 90th Annual Meeting Awards Banquet
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
NABF 105th ANNUAL MEETING 2019
The 105th Annual Meeting of the National Amateur Baseball Federation, hosted by the Mississippi NABF, will be held Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Flowood, 118 Laurel Park Cove, Flowood, MS 39232. The Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Flowood is located roughly 10 minutes from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, with hotel shuttle service available; the hotel is conveniently located off Highway 25 (Lakeland Drive).
The Board of Directors’ meeting will be held the morning of Friday, November 8th. The meeting for all NABF franchise member Delegates will be held the morning of Saturday, November 9th, followed by a luncheon and awards presentation in the afternoon at approximately 12:30 PM.
Nestled in the trees of south Mississippi and within the Dogwood Festival Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Flowood offers easy access to retail and dining establishments. Sit a while by the fireplace in the welcoming lobby. Start your day with a tasty, cooked-to-order breakfast in the Garden Grille Restaurant. After a busy day, relax in the bar with local beers and wines, or head to your room with some drinks and snacks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry.
Unwind in your warm and inviting guest room with complimentary Wi-Fi, a 40-inch HDTV with premium channels, a large desk with ergonomic chair and convenient power points. Additional amenities in every room include a plush Serta bed, an alarm clock with MP3 jack, a microwave, mini-refrigerator, and coffee maker.
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