Monday, October 7, 2019

Friend Encounters: Jourdan Skirha and Jim Strong

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

Today, I am featuring two important people who have been instrumental in my coverage of the National Pro Fastpitch Chicago Bandits. Jourdan Skirha is the Assistant GM and Jim Strong is a good friend who helps with video and photography.
Jourdan joined the Bandits organization in 2014 (coincidentally my first season covering the team). A softball player at Drexel University, Jourdan started as an intern. She moved up to Director of Game Day Operations, where she did a stellar job. Jordan's energy, enthusiasm and organizational skills made her a favorite of everyone. In the last offseason, Jourdan was named Assistant GM to Toni Calmeyn. Busier now more than ever, Jourdan still is a bundle of energy and always has a smile.
My buddy Jim isn't quite as energetic, but he's a good guy who is always willing to help me with interviews, pictures and whatever else I might through his way. We watched a lot of great softball action this season and had a lot of fun along the way. I appreciate his efforts and his friendship.
The Bandits season is over, but next season is only about 7 months away. I know I'll be back for my 7th season covering the team and I am quite sure Jourdan and Jim will also be there. Go to for info on the team. Also check here for recurring coverage.
Jourdan Skirha and Jim Strong in Rosemont, IL-August 2019.

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