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"Jack Sadler was one of those modem-day rarities in the world of athletics who didn't want a brass band playing every time he did some thing on behalf of his favourite pastime. He always let actions speak louder than words'; as quoted by the late Doug Austin, Sports Editor for the Niagara Falls Review in 1979.
Jack was admired by his players, the fans, and other coaches associated with local base baIl. He was a true pillar of the Greater Niagara BasebaIl Association (G.N .B.A.), making it one of the most respected programs in the
Jack held many positions of responsibility with the G.N.B.A. between 1961 and 1978. After coaching his players on the field, he moved into the executive duties of the organization. Jack was also Umpire in Chief and was honoured as a '1ife member" of the G.N.B.A. All these accomplishments culminated in the naming of the "Sadler-Conte" fieldhouse at Houck Park on Arthur Street.
Besides his devotion to youth, he acted many times as the liaison between the G.N.B.A. and its fundraising partner, the ladies auxiliary, to raise funds to keep the organization running smoothly.
In addition to his many accomplishments in minor base baIl , Jack was also instrumental in the amalgamation of Niagara FaIls Minor Hockey Association and the Stamford Minor Hockey Association in1966.
Jack was an outstanding ambassador for the City of Niagara FaIls.
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