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Sept. 1, 2012
PACE SPONSOR KEHOE DIES
Pat Kehoe, a well-known sponsor for softball, died on July 28 at age 74. He was born in Indiana in 1937.
While working as a sales representative, he was pitching a contract to a client when the potential purchaser mentioned he had a softball he was trying to raise money for to enter some tournaments.
Pat Kehoe agreed to fund the tournaments in exchange for close the deal and from then on he was hooked on softball.
He founded Pace Electronics and he and his wife Karen immediately became involved in sponsoring menís womenís and youth softball teams in the Rochester, N.Y., area.
Over the years, the Pace teams have won more than 20 World Championships.