Kevin Babcock Named 2015 Community Champion by Flint & Genesee Chambers of Commerce
"The Art of Achievement Awards provide the perfect opportunity to publicly recognize some of the great companies that are investing in Flint and Genesee County and contributing to our economic growth," Rummel said in a statement.
Kevin Babcock, who runs the FireStix Softball Tournament, was honored as the 2015 Community Champion. Babcock was recognized for his commitment to showcase Flint & Genesee with the annual the Mid-Michigan FireStix College Exposure Softball Tournament and the Michigan Blue Chip Softball Camp. The annual tournament attracts close to 1,500 high school softball players and their families to Genesee County, the chamber said in a statement.
Babcock works with the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau to provide hotel, restaurant and attraction information for participating teams and their supporters. Over the past five years, his work has had economic impact of nearly a $1 million for the region, the statement said.
"Tonight's award recipients are companies and individuals who are business savvy, customer-focused and civic-minded," Tim Herman, chamber CEO said in a statement. "One of the things they all have in common is their commitment to doing business right here in Genesee County.
"So on behalf of the entire business and hospitality communities, I want to thank them."
A Few Words from Kevin
"Tonight I am very humbled and thankful. I'd like to thank all the coaches, players and their parents for believing in the organization and for the overwhelming support throughout the years; without you this award wouldn't be possible! Tonight was a great night for all the past and present FireStix. Looking forward to what the future has in store for our organization.. Go Stix!" Kevin Babcock