Surrey resident headed to Babe Ruth Hall of Fame

ord Welbourne was honoured earlier this month by Babe Ruth International for his years of service to the youth baseball league.

Surrey resident Gord Welbourne was honoured earlier this month by Babe Ruth International for his years of service to the youth baseball league.

At the Babe Ruth International’s annual board-of-directors meeting, Welbourne was elected unanimously into the organizations’ hall of fame.

“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,” said Babe Ruth president/CEO Steven Tellefsen.

Thoughout his time with Babe Ruth International in the Lower Mainland, Welbourne has served in a variety of positions, from umpire-in-chief, manager, coach and league president.

He also served as provincial commissioner for the British Columbia Babe Ruth leagues, and is currently the Pacific Northwest Commissioner and a member of the Babe Ruth board of directors.

In addition to his Babe Ruth Hall of Fame nod, Welbourne is also a member of the Baseball BC Honour Roll and has been awarded lifetime membership with Western Canada Baseball.