20 years ago Rich Sim, volunteered to be the president of Kimberton Youth Athletic League. Since then the league has grown into one of the most respected youth organizations in the area thanks in large part to Rich’s leadership. Rich has touched so many people’s lives in our community creating many memories for a lot of our area’s youth. Anyone that knows Rich well will tell you he’s a kind, thoughtful man with a huge heart.
Rich stepped down as President of KYAL this year. All of us appreciate all the hard work and dedication he put into KYAL over the past 3 decades. It will be weird not hearing his voice over the louder speaker asking everyone to rise for the playing our our National Anthem, or “All teams must have an adult representative in the snack bar before your game will begin.” It will be bizarre not seeing him in the dugout with the 12 year old tournament team during the summer or practicing for the annual Cooperstown trip.
Although we’ll miss his leadership both as the League’s President and the 12 Year Old Tournament coach, luckily, we’ll still see Rich at the fields everyday at 4:00 in the spring coaching his beloved Pirates.
Rich, we can not thank you enough! Thanks for making KYAL a great place !