Baseball Ump Calls JCC a Home Run
In town for Columbus Torah Academy’s Baseball Invitational, legendary professional baseball umpire Al Clark took time out for a cursory five-minute stroll through the JCC with Foundation CEO Jackie Jacobs. They got hijacked by JCC Director and Assistant Director Carol Folkerth and Mike Klapper. One hour and many stories later, Clark promised to return to the JCC for a longer visit in the future. He ranks the JCC among the best he’s ever seen. Clark is the first and only Jewish American League umpire. Now retired, he gives baseball and motivational speeches throughout the country.