GREAT MILLS, Md. — After 30 years of service to the community as a dedicated coach, mentor and role model to athletic youth in Southern Maryland, Jim Sewell was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame on October 8.

Many people know Sewell for his many years of coaching kids across the region, or perhaps for his role as Vice President of Softball for St. Mary’s Little League(SMLL). But no matter how people have known him, they know the profound impact he has had on them.

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Jim on the St. Mary’s Little League Board of Directors for the last four years, and can’t thank him enough for all he’s done for me personally, and this entire community,” RJ Bean, SMLL President said. “We can’t thank him enough for his dedication and volunteer spirit that has affected generations of softball players.”

To honor Sewell, a video tribute was put together of many of his past players and coaches thanking him for all he has given to make them successful. Of those players included his daughter, who he coached for many years and he has since coached alongside.

“Thank you for pushing me, and being there for me always,” she said in the video. “You made me what I am today…”

Now, many people are just hoping that Sewell sticks around for a little while longer.

“Congratulations, Jim, on being inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame, and we look forward to you imparting your wisdom for the next 30 years,” Bean said.

Established in 1969, SMLL is an all volunteer, non-profit organization focused on providing quality baseball and softball programs to every child in St. Mary’s County.

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