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 ChicagoBandits.com for info on the team. Also check here for recurring coverage.
Jourdan Skirha and Jim Strong in Rosemont, IL-August 2019.