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In 2011, Kurt Schutt set out to create a different kind of baseball organization. Kurt wanted to develop an organization that put young baseball players and their development first. He also wanted an organization that would give back to the community while also teaching these young men how important it is to be involved. The Grand Blanc Gladiators was born and has quickly become the areas elite player development organization and also the largest travel baseball organization in the county. Although Kurt's son has graduated from the Gladiators, Kurt is still involved with the organization and services as a liaison for our younger teams. Kurt is known is the 'OG', the Original Gladiator!
The Gladiators hold monthly board meetings and schedule is posted in the calendar. Meetings are open to all who would like to attend. Please contact a board member for more information.
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Organization and have general supervision of the Organization. He/she shall preside at all meetings and discharge the duties of a presiding officer, shall present to the members at the first meeting following the end of the fiscal year a report of the business of the Organization for the preceding year, and shall perform whatever duties the Organization may from time to time prescribe. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vice-president shall, in the absence or disability of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President. He/she shall perform whatever duties and have whatever powers the Organization may from time to time assign him/her. He/she shall not, however, serve as President of the Organization unless the members elect him/her to that capacity by a duly called meeting for said purpose.
The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Organization and shall keep or cause to be kept a true and complete record of the proceedings of those meetings. He/she shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Organization and shall perform whatever additional duties the Organization and the President may from time to time prescribe. The Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining the rolls of membership, as well as tracking attendance at all official Board meetings.
My name is Mark Gorton. I have been a "Glad" dad for five years. I have two sons who play for two different teams in the organization. In my five years, I have played the role of supportive parent, assistant coach, head coach, and am currently the organization's treasurer. Whenever I am asked why we decide to stay with the Gladiators, I tell them the following: The coaches, who in addition to teaching the fundamentals of the game of baseball, teach the importance of working hard, working toward improvement, working together as a team, and giving back to your community. Our boys learn the importance of focusing on what they have control of: their ATTITUDE and EFFORT (Coach Matt McDonald). With the right ATTITUDE and EFFORT, you can accomplish great things on the field and more importantly off the field in REAL LIFE.
The Baseball Director shall plan, administer, and direct the Organization’s baseball activities and interprets and participates in formulating the Organization’s policies and procedures. He/she may recommend for the recruiting, employment, evaluation and/or discharge of managers, coaches or other employees with consultation of the Board. He/she may plan and/or coordinate activities of the coaching staff or serve as Tournament Director and Umpire-in-Chief of any activities as designated by the Board.
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