The Babe Ruth International Board of Directors at their annual meeting held recently unanimously elected Gord Welbourne of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, into its Hall of Fame. BRL President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Gord has been involved with our program for over 43 years. The value of his contributions is immeasurable, his character unsullied, and his merit without question. It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."
Welbourne began his affiliation with the Babe Ruth program in 1968 serving at the local league level in many capacities, such as an umpire-in-chief, manager, coach, and League President. After leaving the local league level, he went on to serve as an Assistant Provincial Commissioner and then as Provincial Commissioner for the British Columbia Babe Ruth Leagues. Welbourne currently serves as Pacific Northwest Regional Commissioner and a member of the International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Welbourne is just one of those volunteers who stand head and shoulders above the rest. He is a top-notch youth enthusiast and exceptional human being who has always gone above and beyond the call for the Babe Ruth program and its participants.
Welbourne has been awarded the Baseball B.C. Roll of Honour, B.C. Babe Ruth Hall of Fame and Western Canada Baseball Life Membership.
Professionally he is retired from the Workers' Compensation Board after 35 years of employment.
Gord Welbourne joins more than 200 individuals and organizations who have earned the distinction of being inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for 4 through 18-year-old players. It is the basic intent of Babe Ruth League that every player who has a desire to play the sport is given the opportunity to participate and have fun.