Two Islanders going into Softball Canada Hall of Fame

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Charlottetown natives Frank Hughes and Kevin Quinn are two of the five-member 2014 class being inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame.

The ceremony goes Saturday, Nov. 15 in Charlottetown as part of Softball Canada's annual general meeting and congress Nov. 12-15.

Hughes, who died in 2012, goes in as an official while Quinn enters  as a builder.

Hughes started umpiring at 13-years-old and first registered as a Softball Canada umpire in 1977.

He umpired at four Canadian championships before obtaining his Level V certification in 1991, and served as an umpire-in-chief or deputy umpire-in-chief at four other championships.

Hughes had several positions on Softball P.E.I.'s executive, organized umpiring clinics and workshops and was part many nationals host committees.

Quinn is the current president of Softball Canada, a position he's held since 2001.

His involvement began at the grassroots level where he played and coached for several years.

After serving as vice-president and president of local associations around Charlottetown, he spent 12 years as vice-president of Softball P.E.I. and 13 years on Softball Canada’s board of directors and from 1988-2001 supervised 14 Canadian championships.

Quinn has been instrumental in the development of the majority of Softball Canada’s programs and operations, and has also been heavily involved at the international level by attending several International Softball Federation Congresses and events.

He has supervised several international events and served on numerous technical committees, and is a vice-president of the Pan American Softball Association.

The other inductees include Donald R. MacDonald of Antigonish, N.S., Nancy Morrison of Quispamsis, N.B., and Ron Cooke of Saint John, N.B.

Organizations: Softball Canada Hall, International Softball Federation Congresses, Pan American Softball Association.The

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Canada, Antigonish Quispamsis Saint John

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