Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame to add Sharon Clarke

When the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame holds it 35th induction Saturday, Aug 17, in Battleford, SK., Sharon Clarke will be among the inductees.

Sharon Clarke was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She married Bill Clarke in 1973. They have 2 children, daughter Rachelle and son Rus, and 3 grandchildren.

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Sharon took on the coaching of her daughter Rachelle’s softball team in 1980, and continued in this capacity for 5 years. In 1982, son Rus began to play baseball. Sharon became team manager, a position she held during the years that Rus played in the Mosquito, Pee Wee and Bantam divisions in the Regina Baseball Association. Then, when Rus played Midget baseball in the Regina Optimist Baseball League, Sharon became a League Director. She took on many roles on the Board including Secretary, Tournament Official, Canada Day tournament Chair and in 2001, the Presidency.

In 2006, Sharon joined the Board of Directors of the Western Major Baseball League, with meetings every month throughout the year. Again, Sharon held many important portfolios including Secretary for 4 years; Chair of the Red Sox Sports Dinner and Auction for 13 years and counting;Clothing and Souvenirs Committee; Lottery Committee; Game Day Coordinator and Gate and Ticket Committee.

The Regina Red Sox have a long and interesting history that dates back to 1942. The team ceased as a member of the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League in the mid 1990’s. Then, in 2005, the team was reborn in the Western Major Baseball League, being one of the Leagues flagship organizations. In the past 15 years, the team has accomplished much in promoting local minor baseball and generating interest in the game for the citizens of Regina and area. Sharon contributed significantly to the Board and played a major role in the evolution and success the team has accomplished since joining the Western Major Baseball League.

Sharon is very community minded, having been involved with youth bowling; quality daycare and Crime Stoppers in Regina.

For four [4] decades Sharon has and continues to make a positive impact on the community through her involvement and contribution to the game of baseball in Saskatchewan.

 

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