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Skipper Honored by Fairfax, VA, Adult Softball
April 1, 2015Softball News Report
FAIRFAX, VA. – Brad Skipper has been enshrined in the Fairfax Adult Softball Inc. (FAS) Hall of fame for his tireless volunteer work for the organization.
FAS was voted the No. 1 amateur sports organization in Virginia and it is the largest, most established and stable adult softball program in the state.
Skipper was honored for his diligent work supporting FAS in several administrative capacities, especially his efforts to attain nonprofit status for the organization.
The FAS Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize, preserve and promote the heritage of FAS. FAS honors the contributions and accomplishments of individuals who are worthy of recognition as examples for others. Skipper’s tireless volunteer efforts embodied the dedication FAS wished to honor.
FAS was organized in 1977 to promote the participation of adult softball in Fairfax County. FAS conducts annual fundraising efforts and makes contributions to Virginia Special Olympics Area 26 and other charitable organizations that focus on women’s health issues and disabled veterans and their families.
Skipper joined FAS in 1982. He assisted in fundraising efforts to help build the Sharon Sealock Complex at Braddock Park, including the addition of restrooms at the facility. Skipper also sponsored bowling and golf outings, while personally donating and soliciting prizes for FAS’s charitable fundraising efforts.
In addition to fundraising, Skipper negotiated the first long-term umpire contract for the program and was an instrumental advocate and leader in passing the initial IRA plan for FAS employees.
Skipper chaired or was a member of various FAS committees, including Budget and Finance, Marketing, Protests, Rules and Umpires. Skipper also served as a Division President for five years.
Skipper is most proud of his three-year effort to attain nonprofit status for FAS which was achieved around November, 2014.
For more information about FAS, please visit http://www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com/wordpress/2014/.