USA Softball Region 9

2013 - Meritorious Service

Association: Portland

Boots started her ASA involvement in 1969. During her 44 years of being involved with ASA softball, she has spent 6 years as a Junior Women’s Fastpitch coach; 40 years as an umpire; 15 yrs as an assigning umpire for Portland Metro ASA; 18 yrs as Portland Metro JO (Youth) Commissioner; and 8 years as the Northwest Region JO Commissioner. She has served on various ASA National Committees. She has served as an ASA National Tournament Rep seven (7) times and has been a National Tournament Director five (5) times.

Boots spend 23 yrs training and scheduling umpires for the Oregon Schools Activities Association for Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. She spent 8 years on the National Federation of High Schools Rules
Committee and for 4 years was the chairperson of the committee. She served 21 years as the Youth Fastpitch Commissioner for the State Games of Oregon and 8 years as a committee member on the Oregon Governor’s Council on Health, Fitness, and Sports.

Boots is currently chairperson for the Northwest Region 15 Hall of Fame Committee.