David Black Granted Select Life Membership

At its meeting on February 22, 2024, Select Council has bestowed upon David Black a Select Life Membership.

This is the highest honour, that the Select Division can bestow upon an individual.  It has been done to recognize David’s longstanding service to Select Baseball.  David served as the first Select Commissioner of OBA from 2015 until November’s AGM.  Before the merger of Select Ontario Baseball Association with OBA in 2015, David was President of SOBA from 2008 to 2015.  David’s philosophy has emphasized participation and promoting greater representation at the grassroots level.

As Select Commissioner, David Black always led by example and demonstrated the qualities and behaviours that we should expect from others. For his colleagues, he set clear and realistic goals, communicating effectively, while providing feedback and recognition. He motivated and empowered his team, continually taking responsibility and accountability, and acting ethically and professionally. By leading by example, David Black inspired trust, confidence, and respect, and always fostered a positive and productive work environment within the Select Division specifically and OBA.

It is with much gratitude for his efforts that Select Council has appointed him a Select Life Member so that he may continue his active involvement in Select baseball for the years to come.