Kimber Nelson New Senior League Baseball World Series Director

Jon Humphrey steps down

Ed Jenson
November 29, 2017 - 11:00 am

Little League® International has officially announced that Kimber Nelson has accepted the appointment to become the new Senior League Baseball World Series Tournament Director in Easley, S.C. The current director, Jon Humphrey, has made the decision to step down from his current role and will serve as an advisor under Ms. Nelson’s new leadership.

“Kimber has been an excellent volunteer for the Senior League Baseball World Series and this year has done a tremendous job after stepping into a leadership role on the tournament committee,” said Mr. Humphrey. “I truly appreciate that Little League has entrusted me and my staff with this tournament for the last 11 years and I am confident that Kimber will be able to continue to serve as a great leader here for our team here in Easley.”

Ms. Nelson has been involved in the Senior League Baseball World Series for the last 10 years, serving in a variety of roles including Hospitality Director, Host Family Coordinator, as well as spending nine years as a host family. Prior to her time volunteering with the tournament, Ms. Nelson was very active in her local league, Easley Little League, supporting her son during his time in the Little League program.

“When I first was asked to serve as Director, I was a little stunned, but that quickly changed to a sense of honor that I was asked to take on this role and continue the success that Jon Humphrey has built,” said Ms. Nelson. “I have seen how Little League can bring a community together to support kids from around the world and the bonds that this tournament creates for the players each year. I am really looking forward to further building my relationship with the community leaders and partners so we can continue to provide an enjoyable and successful tournament.”

The Senior League Baseball World Series started in 1961 in Williamsport, Pa., and has since been played in eight different locations over the last 57 years. The tournament was moved to the J.B. “Red” Owens Recreation Complex in Easley, S.C., in 2017. Easley was previously the location of the Big League Baseball World Series.

“We are excited to welcome Kimber into this new role as Tournament Director and are looking forward to the future of the Senior League Baseball World Series under her leadership,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “Kimber’s dedication to the Little League program, combined with Jon Humphrey’s continued guidance and support from an advisor role, provides the Senior League Baseball World Series committee with all the tools necessary to run a successful tournament each year and we are confident in their ability to create lasting memories for all those involved, and we thank Jon for his continued commitment and support.”


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