YAKIMA, Wash. — Longtime softball player and supporter Jim Williamson will be inducted into the Amateur Softball Association Region 15 (Pacific Northwest) Hall of Fame tonight in Vancouver, Wash.
Williamson will be inducted as a manager/sponsor. His JRW and Associates men’s fastpitch teams have two second-place finishes, two thirds and a fifth place in national tournaments.
The native of Canton, N.C., has also sponsored youth and adult fastpitch teams for 32 years, and managed teams for 42 years. He was president of the Yakima Softball Association for 30 years, and spent 28 years as the local fastpitch commissioner.
Williamson co-founded the North American Fastpitch Association in 1993. After selling his stake in NAFA, Williamson became vice-president of the International Softball Congress.
Williamson is a graduate of Virginia Tech University with a degree in industrial engineering.
Editor’s note: For our earlier post on Jim Williamson’s pending Hall of Fame induction, click here.