Board of Director
Ben Longcor (Co-Founder and President) has loved the game since a very early age, from the beginning, dreamed of being a catcher. As he progressed through little league, Babe Ruth and High School, he finished his career as a first basemen. He still enjoys playing rec league softball, to keep the skills sharp. After leaving the game as a youth, along with his father, he longed for a continued connection with the sport he loved. From that, Friends of Baseball was born, which grew from a family based foundation set up to keep youth leagues and teams on their feet, to a 501c3 non-profit organization that enhances young ball players through the baseball’s unparalleled power to teach.
Ben graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2001 with a BA in Communications/Public Relations. After nearly 11 years as a communications specialist with WE Communications, he decided to focus more on his family and running Friends of Baseball. He is now building his business as a Real Estate agent and enjoying the flexibility and the chance to help people find their dream homes in the NW. He also dedicates his free time to his wife and two children and the baseball community through his son Sterling's Little League as a coach and former Board member.
“I have always longed to share with others the feeling of team and pureness I had when I played ball throughout youth and high school baseball. Thanks to Friends of Baseball, I am able to help kids and teams experience the sheer joy and purity — the feeling — of baseball. Not only that, I look forward to passing that along to both my young son and daughter in the very near future.”